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How to become a proofreader and work from home

If you love reading but hate seeing errors in writing, then a career as a proofreader could be a great fit for you.  Proofreading is an incredibly flexible work-at-home job for moms because you can set your schedule around your kids’ activities.  But what do proofreaders really do and how do you get proofreader jobs…

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Is disability insurance worth it?

Disability insurance for the self-employed

Quick answer: You need disability insurance more than life insurance. Those who do not have disability insurance through a job, including the self-employed, can find individual coverage through reputable companies for an affordable price. Breeze disability insurance plans start at $9/month for people aged 18 to 60 years old, with monthly benefits ranging from $500…

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How to prepare for a recession

Economists are warning of a recession. This post will help you prepare for a higher chance of unemployment, investment losses and general financial instability. First: What is a recession? A recession is a downturn in the economy. On a broader scale, this means that businesses lose money and industry produces less product for two quarters…

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57 business tools for work-at-home moms

The ultimate work-at-home mom online toolkit to grow profits in less time. Struggling to grow your online, work-from-home business?  Thankfully, today there are many affordable (or free!) online tools to help you scale, profit and enjoy running your company. Instant access to a variety of scalable, web-based tools can drive organization and boost productivity for…

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how be good single mom

Stereotypes that keep single moms broke, overwhelmed and alone

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. — Eleanor Roosevelt When it comes to single moms, there are specific limiting beliefs that I see women struggle with time and again. Messages we assume to be true, and on which we base our worth, the treatment we accept, the relationships we aspire to, the…

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You cannot afford to be a SAHM

Itching to get out of the 9-5 workforce, and spend more time with your kids? I share why you cannot take the risk to quit your career.  However, there are countless ways moms can earn a high income, from home, with legitimate, flexible careers — many of which earn $100,000 or more.  Keep reading!  The…

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How do I buy stuff I can’t afford?

You may be thinking about buying things you currently can’t afford — or don’t think you can afford, yet. Would you like to buy a home, new car, or go on vacation? What about a college education? Maybe you’re saving up for a divorce, retirement or want to pay off debt. Whatever your goal, take…

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How to save money by negotiating your bills

Choices abound, but we’re taking a look at four companies disrupting how we think about paying bills: TrueBill Arcadia Power BillBargain BillShark Trim These and other bill negotiation services earn money by helping you save yours. Bill negotiation services A bill negotiator is the same way. She takes time to uncover money-saving hacks as if…

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What happens to my kids if I die?

Estate planning and will for single parents

What happens to my kids if I die? Whether you’re a parent of teens, or have recently welcomed a new baby into your life, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question: What happens if I died? This question can be especially loaded if you’re a single parent. Don’t you want to do everything possible to…

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Should you sell your engagement ring (or wedding band) after divorce?

Short take: Don’t hold on to a token of a relationship gone wrong —  sell your bridal jewelry to Worthy.com 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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How to save money on a low income

Saving money on a low income is not an easy feat, and that’s especially true when you have kids and all the expenses they bring. Once you’re done paying for kid’s sports, camps, clothing, and school needs, it’s easy to find yourself with nothing left at the end of the month. You may find your…

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7 best free online checking accounts

Quick top pick: BBVA. Free checking, ATMs, cash-back debit card rewards, bill pay and mobile deposit. Plus: BBVA also has a high-interest savings account. Sign up for a free BBVA checking account >> Whether you’re tired of being charged a monthly service fee, or looking for a fresh start with a new bank, or want…

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how do you define 'single mom'?

Who deserves to call themselves a “single mom”?

Updated May 17, 2019 Below, you will find a polite, academic picking-apart of the who-gets-to-call-themselves-a-single-mom debate. It rages on, constantly, and after 7 years of blogging about single moms (and being one myself for 9 years), I have come to this conclusion: The argument about who is, and who is not a single mom is…

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selling estate jewelry

When to sell your antique and estate jewelry & questions to ask

Recently, I was chatting with my good friend Sarah, who mentioned that she’d inherited her beloved grandmother’s large antique sapphire-and-diamond brooch. I was surprised to hear this — after all, I’ve known Sarah for years, and see her a couple times per month. I’ve never seen or heard about this knock-out heirloom bling! “Oh, it…

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How to get through divorce without going bankrupt

Fact: Divorce is one of the leading predictors of both bankruptcy and home foreclosure. Women are especially prone to a long-term financial fallout from divorce. Within a year of the end of their marriages, women are three times more likely to live in poverty than men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The London School…

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