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EliteSingles vs. Zoosk—which is better for single parents?

By Emma Johnson | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two of the most popular dating sites are EliteSingles and Zoosk, both of which claim tens of millions of users worldwide—including in the United States.  In early 2019, Elite Singles parent company, Spark Networks based in Germany, bought Zoosk. Add these to dozens of other dating apps for both single parents and the general population,…

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When to consider relationship counseling

By Emma Johnson | August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Couples counseling has gotten a bad rap as a last-ditch effort to save a already-failed relationship. But recent studies find that couples therapy can be very helpful in making relationships better, stronger, and longer-lasting—including if you are not married. After all, marriage rates among millennials have reached historic lows, and more and more young women…

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How to get a loan with bad credit—and why you may need credit repair

By Holly Johnson | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

While having a great credit score can make your life a whole lot easier, the opposite is also true. A bad credit score can make your life harder and more expensive. That’s because bad credit makes it more difficult to qualify for a loan for a car or mortgage, or even qualify to rent an…

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Online therapy vs. face-to-face—which is better?

By Robyn Evans | August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Online counseling, which connects you to a licensed therapist through phone, text, video or voice is gaining popularity thanks to technology from companies like BetterHelp, TalkSpace and Online-Therapy.com.  But how does online therapy compare with face-to-face therapy? What are the pros and cons? If you’re feeling lonely, depressed or stressed, therapy might help you regain…

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31 reasons being a single mom is AWESOME (according to readers)

By Emma Johnson | July 31, 2019 | 27 Comments

A while ago a member of Millionaire Single Mom on Facebook said: “I'm a new mom, expecting in a few months. What POSITIVES can you tell me about single motherhood?” I responded with a few points, and invited other members to share. Here is what we said: From me, Emma Johnson, on why being a…

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7 tips for taking a road trip with little kids as a single mom

By Emma Johnson | July 28, 2019 | 7 Comments

I am writing this from a plane with my kids on the way from our NYC home to Chicago, where we will spend two weeks visiting friends and family, and the places where I grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois.  This pilgrimage has become an annual tradition. It started out as a…

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How to deal with divorce when your husband had affairs

By Emma Johnson | July 23, 2019 | 66 Comments

We're negotiating our divorce settlement and I believe I should be compensated for losing the family I wanted. My husband cheated, decided to leave, and I now miss my kids half the time and don't have a real family. I am so pissed I have to pay alimony! He was unfaithful — how is that fair!? He…

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5 friends every single mom needs

By Emma Johnson | July 10, 2019 | 4 Comments

If you're facing single motherhood – whether by divorce, choice or happenstance, you need support. All the freaking support you can get. The key in this new phase of life is to be strategic in choosing who your support system is. I'm not saying ditch all your old friends, or be a snob. But maybe you…

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Best online therapy sites for 2019

By Emma Johnson | July 8, 2019 | 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 of…

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You cannot afford to be a SAHM

By Emma Johnson | June 20, 2019 | 107 Comments

Itching to get out of the 9-5 workforce, and spend more time with your kids? I share why you cannot take the risk to quit your career.  However, there are countless ways moms can earn a high income, from home, with legitimate, flexible careers — many of which earn $100,000 or more.  Keep reading!  The…

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How do I buy stuff I can’t afford?

By Robyn Evans | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

You may be thinking about buying things you currently can’t afford — or don’t think you can afford, yet. Would you like to buy a home, new car, or go on vacation? What about a college education? Maybe you’re saving up for a divorce, retirement or want to pay off debt. Whatever your goal, take…

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How to save money by negotiating your bills

By Robyn Evans | June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Choices abound, but we’re taking a look at four companies disrupting how we think about paying bills: TrueBill Arcadia Power BillBargain BillShark Trim These and other bill negotiation services earn money by helping you save yours. Bill negotiation services A bill negotiator is the same way. She takes time to uncover money-saving hacks as if…

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Tips for caring for your aging parents—when you are a single mom

By Emma Johnson | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Patrice is a smart, hardworking single mom with limited involvement from the father of her two elementary-school-aged kids. She works full time as support staff at a logistics firm, while she runs a tight ship she consistently feels like she has her hands full. Then suddenly, her 67-year-old mom, who lives two hours away, experienced…

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Estate planning and will for single parents

By Emma Johnson | June 12, 2019 | 1 Comment

What happens to my kids if I die? Whether you’re a parent of teens, or have recently welcomed a new baby into your life, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question: What happens if I died? This question can be especially loaded if you’re a single parent. Don’t you want to do everything possible to…

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Hey single mom— Do you tell your son he's the man of the house?

By Emma Johnson | June 10, 2019 | 7 Comments

Ever since he was a tiny boy, my son has been a little dude. By this, I mean he takes on typically masculine roles. Even when he was 3 years old, he would make sure his older sister and I stood behind the orange safety line while waiting for the subway train — maneuvering his…

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Sex and money advice from a 90-year-old single mom

By Emma Johnson | June 9, 2019 | 10 Comments

Last week, my kids and I visited my mom at her Milwaukee condo, the complex of which is occupied mostly by senior citizens. While lounging by the pool where my kids caused a ruckus, mildly amused and mostly annoyed by the very loud woman who went on and on and ON about how she could…

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When should single moms introduce a boyfriend to the kids?

By Emma Johnson | June 6, 2019 | 58 Comments

Short answer: Whenever you want. Growing up, my mom, who was divorced, dated a lot for a few years. I loved it. I loved watching her get dressed up to go out to dinner or dancing. I'd sit on her bed as she'd stand at the dresser and set her blond, permmed hair on rollers,…

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

By Emma Johnson | June 5, 2019 | 151 Comments

Short take: Don't hold on to a token of a relationship gone wrong —  sell your bridal jewelry to Worthy.com and use the money for a positive new start.  More info: 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…

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How to save money on a low income

By Holly Johnson | June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Saving money on a low income is not an easy feat, and that’s especially true when you have kids and all the expenses they bring. Once you’re done paying for kid’s sports, camps, clothing, and school needs, it’s easy to find yourself with nothing left at the end of the month. You may find your…

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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 | June 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

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 your rent, but men who rock your world.…