single mom enjoying life

A while ago a member of Millionaire Single Mom on Facebook said: “I’m a new mom, expecting in a few months. What POSITIVES can you tell me about single motherhood?” I responded with a few points, and invited other members to share. Here is what we said: From me, Emma Johnson, on why being a…

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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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Where to sell your engagement ring for the best price, safely, online.

Short take: Don’t hold on to a token of a relationship gone wrong. Instead, consider selling your diamond ring for the most money, safely through 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…

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how do you define '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 inherited estate jewelry or watches for the most cash.

Last updated April 1, 2020 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…

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A career as a bookkeeper can be a great fit for moms since these at-home, high-paying jobs are often available on a part-time basis.

If you love numbers and math and actually enjoy tracking data in spreadsheets, a career as a bookkeeper can be a great fit for moms — especially since these high-paying jobs are often available on a part-time basis, as a work-at home side gig. Some bookkeepers earn $60 per hour while working from home, and…

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budget using envelopes

Tired of reaching the end of the month, wondering where in the world all your money went? Have some big financial goals you’re trying to reach — buy or refinance a house, pay off the car, get rid of debt, save for a vacation, help your kids pay for college? What about just creating a…

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divorce 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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how to pay off debt

Are you a single mom who wants to pay off debt for GOOD? If you live with consumer debt, you are not alone. According to U.S. Federal Reserve data U.S. households have on average $15,863 in credit card debt and $33,090 in student loans, while the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that a full 52% of…

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Last summer my kids returned from a couple weeks in Los Angeles where they stayed with their aunt. Me: Why does Lucas have all new underwear? Helena: All his underwear had skid mark stains in them, so Aunt Tina bought him all new chonies at Target. Why didn’t I, his own mother, know that my…

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post divorce cleanse

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

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how to start a blog

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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A clinical research coordinator is a high paying remote job perfect for moms, that can earn six-figures and be done from home, with a flexible schedule.

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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single mom resources for success with debt divorce credit insurance investing and career

Hi Mama! CONGRATULATIONS on investing in YOU. Whether you have been a single mom for years, or are exploring what solo parenting is all about, the fact that you landed on this page is huge. If you are new here, know that Wealthysinglemommy.com, and its founder Emma Johnson are committed to the following principles: Single…

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learn how to become an event planning

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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Learn how to become a coder and earn a high salary writing code without a formal education–and work from home!

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…

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How to start an at-home career as a graphic designer, how much it pays, where to find jobs and clients and pros and cons of this growing industry.

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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Need to make some quick money for your jewelry, gold, antiques? Pawn shops may be the answer. How NOT to get ripped off, and get the most cash.

Heading to the pawnshop to dump unwanted items may not be glamorous, but there are times when a quick trip can make financial sense. If you have diamonds, gold, antiques, power tools, collectible coins, or guns, for example, pawn shops offer an easy way to ditch these items and get your hands on some easy…

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egg donor single mom

Are you a single mom? Single mom by choice? What advice do you give women thinking of having a baby on her own?  Not a week goes by that I don’t find myself in conversation with a childless woman in her 30s worried about whether to have kids, wondering about being a single mom. The…

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