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

By Emma Johnson | October 12, 2018 | 13 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

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 don’t have a budget? You’re not alone!), don’t reach your saving or investing goals, or your debt and credit scores are a mess. In fact, a deep clean…

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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…

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Best highly paid work-from-home jobs and careers for single moms

By Emma Johnson | September 7, 2018 | 11 Comments

I have been a work at home freelance writer and media professional for the past 15 years. There is no way that I could manage my family life, business, and personal care without the flexibility my WAH schedule affords me. Since becoming a mom eight years ago, I have felt so grateful that I have…

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Should you sell your engagement ring (or wedding band) after divorce?

By Emma Johnson | September 5, 2018 | 156 Comments

I had a really spectacular engagement ring. It wasn't that it was huge or particularly expensive. It was unique — the 24-carat yellow gold band consisted of a half-dozen hand-hammered connected spheres, each centered with a very nice diamond. It was totally my style, and it got lots of attention (which is also my style).…

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Sell Tiffany Jewelry (and make extra cash)

By Emma Johnson | August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Women love Tiffany jewelry. A recent survey of nearly 8,000 consumers ranks Tiffany and Co. jewelry as having the highest ratings for luxury, as defined by measures including product quality, product distinctiveness, brand heritage, enduring appeal, status, exclusivity, and a feel-good factor. After all, Holly Golightly wasn’t enamored with the famed breakfast spot for…

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Online diamond buyers

By Emma Johnson | August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Are you ready to let go of the past, declutter, and make a pretty profit? Of course, you are. Here’s what I want you to do: Take a walk into your bedroom, open your jewelry box, and find that one piece of jewelry collecting dust at the bottom. Maybe it’s a pair of untouched chandelier earrings…

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OnlineDivorce.com Review

By Holly Johnson | August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The decision to file for divorce is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Not only are you changing your family dynamic, but there are financial implications to consider as well. Still, we all know that divorce is sometimes inevitable — no matter how much we wish things were different. Even when you want your marriage…

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DivorceWriter.com Review

By Holly Johnson | August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Not everyone needs a painful, drawn-out divorce. If the breakup was fairly amicable and you’ve agreed who gets what, you and your partner may not want to “lawyer up” and take on the costs of hiring a full legal team. In the case of an uncontested divorce, there’s a much simpler path to consider —…

Wealthfront review: Is a robo-advisor right for you?

By Holly Johnson | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

There’s a reason robo-advisors are popular among savvy investors and the self-employed. These online companies use special software to manage your investment accounts on your behalf. Robo-advisors, and the computers that run them, have proven to be less expensive, and better investors than humans. Robo-advisors also tend to be easy to use, mostly because they…

JustAnswer Review

By Holly Johnson | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wished you could get real answers from an expert without having to go through the hassle, time cost and stress of hiring them in a traditional sense? Maybe you have a leak in your roof and think you could fix it yourself (and save a ton of money), but worry you actually…

Why single parents should put their kids second when dating

By Emma Johnson | August 17, 2018 | 603 Comments

  I meet most men that I date online. What do you look for when dating a man with kids? It's very common for guys with kids to write in their eharmony.com profiles: “My kids come first,” or “My daughter is the center of my world!” I get where you're coming from. You want a potential…

What every mom should ask for in divorce negotiations

By Emma Johnson | August 16, 2018 | 13 Comments

Divorce and custody negotiations are stressful. How do you know what things to ask for in divorce? It's easy to want to plow through negotiations as quickly as possible. Slow your roll.  Here is a list of what every woman should consider when settling her divorce. What should a woman ask for in a divorce…

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Best places to sell your jewelry online

By Emma Johnson | August 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

Do you have fine, unworn jewelry or watches cluttering your jewelry box, or safety security box? Maybe you have a diamond engagement ring or other bridal jewelry from a relationship that ended. Many people inherit necklaces, earrings, brooches and watches from loved ones — items that may have complicated emotions attached, no matter how lovely or…

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Teach kids about money — in an age of no cash

By Emma Johnson | August 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

In my day, even if your parents didn’t explicitly teach you about personal finance, money lessons were inherent to life: Allowance and babysitting jobs were paid in cash. Savings accounts meant coins and wadded-up singles deposited into piggy banks and the local bank branch. Charity meant writing a paper check (remember those?!) to an organization,…

How to become a social media manager

By Holly Johnson | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

  While businesses once relied on major media to advertise their products or services, the internet ushered in a new era that changed how marketing works. Instead of paying for radio and print newspaper or magazine ads as the bulk of their strategy, most businesses today turn to social media to get the word out.…