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6 reasons why women need life insurance more than men

By Emma Johnson | October 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

Women need life insurance more than men do, yet we are less likely to be covered. According to the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association, 56% of women and 62% of men had life insurance coverage in 2016 — down from 57% and 61%, respectively, 6 years prior. Why is that? According to LIMRA, above, women…

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Haven Life Review: A policy change saved this mom $7,670

By Emma Johnson | October 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

I always had life insurance, but switching to a less expensive Haven Life life insurance policy saved me nearly $8,000. Here's my story. After my oldest was born, her dad and I proudly made sure we ticked every prescribed financial item on the universal to-do list, including life insurance: Open a 529 college savings account…

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How to become a coder (high paying and you can work from home)

By Holly Johnson | October 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

Whether they go by the title coder, developer, software engineer, hacker, or programmer, those who can help create computer programs, apps, sites or systems are in hot demand — and you can earn a high salary writing code without a formal education. Bloomberg calls the software development job market “the highest demand market in 20…

How to become a grant writer

By Holly Johnson | October 24, 2018 | 1 Comment

If you have a background in writing or journalism and researching companies and initiatives is your idea of fun, a career in grant writing could be for you. You may be able to work in this field part-time, on the side, without quitting other work you love, and many grant writers even work in a…

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Talkspace online therapy review

By Emma Johnson | October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you don’t have time to meet with a therapist, or if you’d rather type than talk, text therapy with Talkspace online therapy is an excellent alternative. Rather than meeting in person, you can access the best online therapy from your smartphone, laptop, or other digital device. As online therapy becomes part of regular health…

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How to become a child care provider (or nanny)

By Holly Johnson | October 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

Child care has become increasingly expensive for American families, so much so that 33 percent are now spending 20 percent or more of their annual household income on care for their children. That figure comes courtesy of the 2018 Care.com Cost of Care Survey, which also revealed that the average weekly cost of care for…

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6 steps to take to protect your credit in a divorce or breakup

By Emma Johnson | October 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

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. In this post you will learn: How to protect your credit Why it is so important to monitor your credit during a breakup or divorce…

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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 of…

Why shared parenting is so great for kids – and for moms!

By Emma Johnson | October 3, 2018 | 2 Comments

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play 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…

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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 much…

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

Virtual assistants are in hot demand — and a very popular work-at-home option, especially for parents. Benefits include: High pay. Depending on skill level, you can earn $20 to $75 within the first year. Extreme flexibility. Work anywhere in the world you like, often any hours you prefer Very high demand. Every industry and business…

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

By Emma Johnson | September 7, 2018 | 17 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 | 151 Comments

Short take: Don't hold on to a token of a relationship gone wrong —  sell your bridal jewelry to Worthy 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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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 | 1 Comment

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 —…

JustAnswer Review

By Holly Johnson | August 20, 2018 | 2 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…

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Why single parents should put their kids second when dating

By Emma Johnson | August 17, 2018 | 650 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 dating 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…