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How is property divided in a divorce and who gets the house?

By Stacey Freeman | January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Whether you owned a house, investments, jewelry, the engagement and wedding rings, real estate, vehicles, furniture or even a pet together with your husband or wife, when you breakup, these assets must be divided Who gets what in a divorce?What is the difference between community property and equitable distribution?Marital property vs separate property—what is the…

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The benefits of dating single dads

By Emma Johnson | January 19, 2020 | 8 Comments

A few years ago, I went out a couple of times with a divorced dad whose daughter happens to be the same age as mine. We spent our first date talking about our kids and the challenges of parenting — and realizing we have a lot in common. For example, we both feel perfectly satisfied…

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By Donna Freedman | January 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ever had one of those really bad days where you thought, “I need to talk with someone” – but you didn’t have anyone to call? Now you do: Thousands of “active listeners” are waiting to talk with you free of charge at 7 Cups, an online therapy website. Online therapy sites are popping up all…

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Why post-divorce rebound relationships hurt so damn bad

By Emma Johnson | January 18, 2020 | 242 Comments

Eighteen months after my marriage ended, I jumped into a heady, sexually intense year-long relationship with a fellow writer and parent who was 20 years older than I was. In hindsight, it was no surprise it ended — his kids were grown, mine were tiny, our lives were at different points. But that did not…

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Dating coach: “Single moms are hot on the successful-men market”

By Emma Johnson | January 16, 2020 | 39 Comments

I don't run many guests posts, but happened upon Elliot Scott, a dating coach who had a lot of really smart things to say about men and women and how we can relate better. And he has a lot of experience coaching — not to mention dating! — single moms. I love, love,  love his…

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Are single dads better dads? Often, yes. Here's why …

By Emma Johnson | January 15, 2020 | 50 Comments

I’ve heard it time and again: While they they were married, he worked a bazillion hours, rarely helped around the house, barely made time for the kids and spent any free time or money doing whatever the eff he wanted. She was overwhelmed, angry, felt abandoned and worried – and the kids felt abandoned by…

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Affordable 2020 life insurance for moms

By Emma Johnson | January 14, 2020 | 11 Comments

Here’s the thing with life insurance for moms: You know you’re supposed to have it, but you probably don’t because you think it is not affordable. Guilt and stress ensue. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Mama, you’re not alone … A Genworth survey found that 69% of single-parent families with kids at home are…

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Where to sell gold (and tips get the most cash)

By Emma Johnson | January 13, 2020 | 4 Comments

Quick takeaway: Gold prices are at record highs. While there are some shady places that buy gold, is a legitimate online gold buyer that has been found to pay as much as three times its competitors. Keep reading for more details … You likely have some gold sitting around. Maybe it is old jewelry…

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By Emma Johnson | January 13, 2020 | 2 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 of…

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OurFamilyWizard co-parenting app review: Cost, calendar, pros, cons

By Emma Johnson | January 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is Our Family Wizard? Quick answer: OurFamilyWizard (sometimes mistakenly referred to as, ‘My Family Wizard) is a co-parenting app used by tens of thousands of parents to make it easier to share a calendar and schedule, text, share documents and information and other features for better communication — that can be used in court…

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Why 50/50 shared parenting benefits everyone—kids, moms, and dads

By Emma Johnson | January 10, 2020 | 3 Comments

After one meeting with my ex and our lawyers to negotiate the custody agreement of our divorce, I went home, busted out the calculator, and cried. I freaked out at the idea of being away from my kids for extended hours or days, and I need to know how many hours each week I would…

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How to consolidate credit card debt – 5 legit ways

By Donna Freedman | January 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Stop stressing about juggling multiple credit card payments you can't afford and a low credit score. Use these tools to consolidate credit card balances and be debt-free. This is a complicated subject, so I’ve put together a comprehensive list of what you need to know about getting out of credit card debt, and moving on…

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Why do young guys want to date older single moms? Cougar report

By Emma Johnson | January 8, 2020 | 38 Comments

Quick answers: Moms are busy and confident, and don't demand commitment like younger, single women Young guys feel like a stud if they can sexually satisfy an older woman Mommy issues (sometimes) The trend has been fast and intense: In the four years I've been dating as a single mom, there has been a steep…

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Best co-parenting apps of 2020

By Emma Johnson | January 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Co-parenting can be overwhelming, or even toxic. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Co-parenting apps can simplify scheduling, keep everyone on track. The right app might even make co-parenting communication, schedules, activities and contacts easier and more effective.   Some single moms and dads use apps because a lawyer, judge or mediator mandated them to. But…

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9 ways single moms can get their financial act together in 2020

By Emma Johnson | January 6, 2020 | 8 Comments

Ready to get your finances together in the new year, single mama! Here is what you need to save, invest, find affordable insurance and hit all your income and money goals in 2019 and beyond!

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Co-parenting rules—even with a difficult ex

By Emma Johnson | January 3, 2020 | 26 Comments

It is not divorce or separation that harms children — but conflict between parents, no matter if they are married or divorced, studies find. Penn State University sociology professors studied 2,000 married persons and 700 children and concluded that children that had the highest levels of anxiety and depression either had low-conflict parents who divorced or…

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Divorce and remarriage — stats, facts and the hard truth

By Emma Johnson | December 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Did your divorce story start with, “I knew he was the one!” ?? At my wedding my mom stood up and gave a heart-felt little speech, which included, “After Emma went out with him for the first time, she called me up and said, ‘I know he's the one!'” That's a really sweet story, the…

Married, two-parent homes are now the minority. Non-traditional or single-parent families are the new norm.

Are single-parent families whole?

By Emma Johnson | December 17, 2019 | 3 Comments

There is a better-than-average chance that your family doesn't look like the Cleavers.  Traditional family vs. non-traditional family Today, two-parent, monogamous, heterosexual traditional families (by definition) are the weirdos. Statistically, they are a 49 percent minority — a figure poised to plummet in our lifetimes. After all, 57 percent of Millennial moms are unmarried (according…

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How to sell your Cartier jewelry online

By Emma Johnson | December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Do you have a Cartier diamond ring, earrings, LOVE bracelet, or Cartier watch that you no longer love or wear? There are safe, secure ways to sell your Cartier jewelry quickly, online, for the highest price in cash. Quick answer: Worthy is an A+ BBB rated online jewelry auction that provides the safest, most secure…

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How to get started investing for women

By Emma Johnson | December 9, 2019 | 4 Comments

I am on a personal mission to get women to save and invest more. Studies that find that women are actually better at investing than men, but they save and invest far too little, too infrequently, which puts us at a huge disadvantage. The wealth gap is a terrible issue, as women have far less…