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How to feng shui every room in your home (and make money at the same time)

By Emma Johnson | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

My ex and I separated more than 10 years ago, and while the initial purge of his stuff and our stuff and my stuff-that-reminded-me-of-him-in-a-bad-way happened years ago, I am still Marie Kondo-ing my two-bedroom co-op of my marriage. In fact, this week I posted on CraigsList a vintage Heywood-Wakefield dresser that we bought for our…

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How much is my jewelry worth?

By Emma Johnson | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Of all the items you own in your lifetime, jewelry is often the most personal. Your prized pieces can represent a special occasion, a memory you cherish, or the love you have for another person.   Unfortunately, sentimental value isn’t a factor when assessing how much your jewelry is worth. If you want to list…

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Nationwide Life Insurance review

By Emma Johnson | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nationwide Life Insurance review This post was created in partnership with Nationwide. If you are a mom, life insurance is one of the fundamentals of financial planning — no matter your income, or whether you are the breadwinner or a stay-at-home or single parent. Even if you aren’t wealthy, imagine what your kids’ life would be…

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Mama Gena, on NYT bestseller PUSSY: A Reclamation

By Emma Johnson | January 30, 2019 | 2 Comments

  Earlier this year I interviewed an incredible woman, someone whose work has changed the way I feel about my body, sexuality, gender and life:  Regena Thomashauser, aka Mama Gena, who, through her in-person and online workshops called Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, and books by the same name, Thomashauser offers a fascinating history on the…

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Why your arguments for alimony are wrong

By Emma Johnson | January 30, 2019 | 19 Comments

I have a friend who had been married for 20 years. He had a high-earning career, and after spending her 20s in low-paid retail jobs, his wife stayed home full-time with the kids, until they were in high school, then worked part-time retail, tried to start a couple of craft businesses that went nowhere, and…

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WP Diamonds review and comparison to Worthy.com. Which is better?

By Emma Johnson | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you’re newly divorced or have been for years, inherited gems, jewelry or watches from a family member, or received a present you don’t love, you might wonder what you can do with your jewelry or your wedding and engagement rings. If you're thinking of selling it, where is the best place to sell your…

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7 ways single moms can get their financial act together in 2019

By Emma Johnson | January 9, 2019 | 6 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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Online-Therapy.com review

By Holly Johnson | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s common to go through ups and downs. But you don’t have to face it alone, nor do you have to rearrange your life to get the help you need. The convenience of meeting with a therapist through Online-Therapy.com can be life changing. Rather than taking time…

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9 best savings accounts for moms for 2019

By Emma Johnson | January 3, 2019 | 2 Comments

Every mom needs a savings account in her own name, arguably more than the average American. After all, statistically, we are more likely to be fully responsible for the care and cost of children, and less likely to benefit from a spouse or large Social Security check later in life. More than half of us…

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How to get dads involved in divorce and separated families

By Emma Johnson | January 2, 2019 | 3 Comments

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play   This is an important episode. Terry Brennan, co-founder of Leading Women for Shared Parenting, an activist organization responsible for introducing legislation in 20 states, that makes equal, shared parenting the presumption in family court. This is a critical issue for children, who suffer…

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How to make money as a single mom

By Holly Johnson | December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

No matter how much income you bring in every month, most moms feel they could can use a little more cash. Or, a LOT more cash. Most of us could use more spending money, and there’s always debt to pay off or college tuition to save for. If you don’t have any other uses for…

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How to invest in art (for everyday people who aren't rich)

By Emma Johnson | December 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

This post was created in partnership with Masterworks.io. Over the past few years as I’ve started to make good money and max out of tax-sheltered options (401k and Roth IRA), I’ve explored other investment asset classes, or types of investments outside of traditional stock markets. Especially stuff that I can enjoy in real life. Like…

Zoosk Review: Online dating profiles and matching made easy

By Emma Johnson | November 29, 2018 | 2 Comments

Online dating can feel impersonal, and too many options can be a burden rather than a blessing. After a tiring day at work, preparing and feeding the kids dinner, lots of laundry loads, and one or two (or perhaps dozens) of disappointing first dates, online dating might have lost its charm for you. Not to…

How to divorce like a feminist

By Emma Johnson | November 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

Whether you were married to your kids' dad, were in a couple or your encounter was a hookup, this post is for you. Family court is the single most powerful institution in the United States when it comes to gender equality. Think about it: When families with kids separate, most go through family court to…

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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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Fighting with your kids' dad about holiday schedule? Do this ….

By Emma Johnson | November 14, 2018 | 9 Comments

The holidays are so hard for divorced and separated families. They just are. Especially if you are new to sharing the kids on the holidays. You are grieving what you thought your family would look like. What you hoped and expected your family would look like. And so much of that image is wrapped up…

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How moms can practice financial self-care

By Emma Johnson | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 stress affects your physical and mental health and makes you more prone to get angry at your kids, create conflict in your romantic relationship and lead to career…

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

By Emma Johnson | November 13, 2018 | 37 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, I…

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How to become a clinical research coordinator

By Holly Johnson | November 8, 2018 | 2 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 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…