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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 | 4 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 | 7 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…

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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…

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…

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How to become a virtual assistant

By Holly Johnson | September 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

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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Best online diamond buyers & questions to ask before selling 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 | 2 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 —…

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…