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Sell Tiffany jewelry (and make extra cash)

By Emma Johnson | August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Are you destined to get ripped off if you try to sell your Tiffany engagement ring or other Tiffany jewelry?  Short answer: No. Read on to learn how to sell your diamond ring safely, for the highest price … Tiffany is one of the most trusted, beloved brands in the jewelry industry. A recent survey…

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Best online diamond buyers & questions to ask before you sell your diamonds

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 antique 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 | 607 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

Are online jewelers all scammers? Quick answer: No. There are some highly reputable companies that will help you sell your jewelry quickly, safely and for a fair price. More details: 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…

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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. And…

GetDivorcePapers Review

By Holly Johnson | July 31, 2018 | 1 Comment

Most people who get married never imagine they’ll file for divorce someday. However, we all know that many relationships run their course — and that divorce is becomes inevitable. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to file for divorce online if both you and your partner are in agreement on the terms of your divorce and…

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Nolo Review: Should you do-it-yourself divorce?

By Emma Johnson | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are two facts: Fact 1: The divorce-complex is designed to make your breakup far more contentious than it probably needs to be, and lots of people make a ton of money from that reality. Think about it: Your lawyer (and your ex's lawyer) has ever financial incentive to create drama and conflict in this…

Child identity theft is real and it can ruin their credit

By Emma Johnson | July 31, 2018 | 3 Comments

This post is sponsored post by Lexington Law Firm. Even if you are diligent about protecting your identity and credit online, your children can be at grave risk. A report from Javelin Strategy & Research found that in 2017, more than 1 million U.S. children were victims of identity theft, resulting in $2.6 billion in…

Why “Nothing personal, but I don't want to date a single mom” is totally personal

By Emma Johnson | July 30, 2018 | 114 Comments

Way back at the beginning of my single mom dating shenanigans I fell in love with an older man. My kids were 1 and 3, his were in college. A few months in, I broke it off over a boozy Italian dinner. “Face it,” I said. “You don't want to be running around with little…

Single moms need gigolos

By Emma Johnson | July 29, 2018 | 14 Comments

If I had a nickel for every time I said, “We don't whine in this family!” I could afford to hire a gigolo for a few hours. This guy wouldn't pole dance or get freaky on me. He'd give me a goddamn hug and cook me a reasonably nutritious meal and listen to me go…

Stop calling your kids all the time when they're with their dad

By Emma Johnson | July 27, 2018 | 36 Comments

I wrote this last year, and am republishing it now in light that this summer season has many of us spending long stretches away from our kids, including me. What do you think? Do you talk to your kids every day when they are with their dad? Why? Or why not? Share in the comments! …

Someone important wrote a book & included my story about making money as a single mom

By Emma Johnson | July 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

I've been friends with time management expert and author Laura Vanderkam for a long time. We used to be part of an informal group of young mom writers in New York who would get together once a month for dinner and wine, and gab over soothing irritable babies and editors alike. I don't see her…

The benefits of dating single dads

By Emma Johnson | July 23, 2018 | 6 Comments

I recently went out a couple of times with a single 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 having spent our upbringings …

Facebook is my babydaddy

By Emma Johnson | July 23, 2018 | 13 Comments

I don’t have a husband. I have Facebook. As a single mom, there are lots and lots of things that I can handle really, really well. I run the house, make all the meals (mostly from scratch, I’m proud to say). I own a small business that does well enough to support us – with…