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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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Ellevest Review: Investing for women using a robo-advisor

By Emma Johnson | January 7, 2019 | 8 Comments

I've been hearing a lot about Ellevest, a robo-advisor created by and for women. I was intrigued. After all, it is one if my life's missions to get more women to take control of their money, and save and invest for their dreams now, as well as the future. If I have said it once,…

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11 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: A good site for quality relationships?

By Emma Johnson | November 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

“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 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 | 5 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…

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What it's really like to be the single mom of a special needs child

By Emma Johnson | October 31, 2018 | 8 Comments

While the numbers are not confirmed, experts agree that divorce rates among parents with special needs children is far higher than the general population. And since single moms of special needs kids have challenges and joys that other moms  — single or otherwise  — do not. Kim Thompson, a single mom of two boys, ages…

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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…