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eHarmony review: is it really a place to find quality relationships?

By Emma Johnson | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I’m thinking of trying online dating, but I have no idea where to start!” This is such a common challenge for single moms. While they may have been out of the dating market for years (or, face it: decades), or ready to try a new way to meet people, online dating is alluring. But, it…

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How moms can practice financial self-care

By Emma Johnson | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

  This post was created in partnership with the GM BuyPower Card®. Opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of General Motors or Capital One. For many women, money is a negative force, a source of fear and stress that permeates all parts of your life. Worried about paying your bills? That…

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How to start a blog & quickly earn $1,000/mo

By Emma Johnson | November 13, 2018 | 32 Comments

  Not a week goes by when I don’t get asked “Emma, I want to start a blog. Can you give me some tips?” I am so flattered people see me as a successful blogger, and I am really proud of what I’ve accomplished. After all, just one month after launching Wealthysinglemommy.com in August 2012,…

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How to become a clinical research coordinator

By Holly Johnson | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

For better or worse medical care is big business. The upside for moms: there are endless employment opportunities to be found in both healthcare, and healthcare administration. One job that falls on the administrative side is the career of a clinical research coordinator. These workers can easily earn more than $100,000, and perform the bulk…

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How to become a bookkeeper

By Holly Johnson | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

  If you love numbers and math and actually enjoy tracking data in spreadsheets, a career as a bookkeeper can be a great fit for moms — especially since these high-paying jobs are often available on a part-time basis, as a work-at home side gig. Some bookkeepers earn $60 per hour while working from home,…

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How to become a corporate event planner

By Holly Johnson | October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Think back to the last “big” event you attended, whether it was a giant corporate holiday party, a convention for work, or an educational conference. If the event went as planned, it should have been a seamless experience with a perfectly tailored itinerary, a realistic schedule of events, and a general feeling of organization. These…

6 reasons why women need life insurance more than men

By Emma Johnson | October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Women need life insurance more than men do, yet we are less likely to be covered. According to the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association, 56% of women and 62% of men had life insurance coverage in 2016 — down from 57% and 61%, respectively, 6 years prior. Why is that? According to LIMRA, above, women…

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HavenLife Review: A policy change saved this mom $7,670

By Emma Johnson | October 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

After my oldest was born, her dad and I proudly made sure we ticked every prescribed financial item on the universal to-do list, including life insurance: Open a 529 college savings account — CHECK! Have six-months cash savings so I could scale back my business to part-time and stay home with her (since he made…

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How to become a coder (high paying and you can work from home)

By Holly Johnson | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Whether they go by the title coder, developer, software engineer, hacker, or programmer, those who can help create computer programs, apps, sites or systems are in hot demand — and you can earn a high salary writing code without a formal education. Bloomberg calls the software development job market “the highest demand market in…

How to become a grant writer

By Holly Johnson | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have a background in writing or journalism and researching companies and initiatives is your idea of fun, a career in grant writing could be for you. You may be able to work in this field part-time, on the side, without quitting other work you love, and many grant writers even work in a…

Credit cards can help improve your finances? Yes!

By Emma Johnson | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

  This post was created in partnership with the GM BuyPower Card®. Opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of General Motors or Capital One. Credit cards can get a bad rap. But if used responsibly, plastic can be an awesome tool that can help you keep track of your expenses, stay…

Have you ever heard a man say he feels guilty for going to work? [har har har] However, I guarantee you have felt guilty as woman for working.  Whether or not you are a mom, caregiver, mom to a fur baby. Single or married, gay or straight.

How working mom guilt holds you back in career, money and life

By Emma Johnson | October 17, 2018 | 2 Comments

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   Have you ever heard a man say he feels guilty for going to work? [har har har] However, I guarantee you have felt guilty as woman for working.  Whether or not you are a mom, caregiver, mom to a fur baby. Single or married, gay…

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How to become a child care provider (or nanny)

By Holly Johnson | October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Child care has become increasingly expensive for American families, so much so that 33 percent are now spending 20 percent or more of their annual household income on care for their children. That figure comes courtesy of the 2018 Care.com Cost of Care Survey, which also revealed that the average weekly cost of care…

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How single moms can pay off debt for good in 14 easy steps

By Emma Johnson | October 12, 2018 | 10 Comments

  Are you a single mom who wants to pay off debt for GOOD? If you live with consumer debt, you are not alone. According to U.S. Federal Reserve data U.S. households have on average $15,863 in credit card debt and $33,090 in student loans, while the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that a full 52…

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6 steps to take to protect your credit in divorce or breakup

By Emma Johnson | October 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Thanks to Capital One for sponsoring this post. Divorce or a breakup with a live-in partner can be one of the most vulnerable times in life — including when it comes to your credit score and online identity. Unfortunately, it is often too late to learn that significant funds are missing from your shared account,…

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Best online therapy sites for moms

By Emma Johnson | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

  If you told me eight years ago I could find a licensed psychologist to come to my apartment in New York City for less than $150 and without spending months on a waiting list, I would have spit my latte right in your face. Today, though, it’s a different story – the utopian dream…

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37 reasons all moms need $1,000 in a savings account in her own name (and how to find it)

By Emma Johnson | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

  This post is sponsored by CIT Bank. If I have one goal in this lifetime, it is to help women see the connection between their financial security, and their personal power. When you have a strong income and earning potential, you make better decisions about your romantic relationships — dating men not who will pay…

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How to become a graphic designer

By Holly Johnson | September 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

  If you have a flair for creativity, artistic skill, and great communication ability, a career in graphic design could be a great and lucrative career. The field of graphic design is responsible for creating the visual effects and concepts that sell products and inspire consumers. Examples include logos, websites, signs, book covers, packages — pretty…

Simplify your finances and reach your goals!

By Emma Johnson | September 13, 2018 | 2 Comments

  This post was created in partnership with the GM BuyPower Card®. Opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of General Motors or Capital One. If you are stressed about your money, chances are that you are also financially unorganized, whether you regularly fail to stick to a budget (or maybe you…

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How to become a virtual assistant

By Holly Johnson | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Having children can put a damper on your career in more ways than one. Not only do women tend to lose out on career advancement opportunities each time they take maternity leave, but it can be difficult to focus on work when you’re juggling doctor’s appointments, lessons, and sports activities year-round. For that reason and…