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How to become a child care provider (or nanny)

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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How to become a graphic designer

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

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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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 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 become a social media manager

While businesses once relied on major media to advertise their products or services, the internet ushered in a new era that changed how marketing works. Instead of paying for radio and print newspaper or magazine ads as the bulk of their strategy, most businesses today turn to social media to get the word out. And…

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Single moms need gigolos

If I had a nickel for every time I said, “We don’t whine in this family!” I could afford to hire a gigolo for a few hours. This guy wouldn’t pole dance or get freaky on me. He’d give me a goddamn hug and cook me a reasonably nutritious meal and listen to me go…

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Affordable life insurance for moms

Here’s the thing with life insurance for moms: You know you’re supposed to have it, but you probably don’t because you think it is not affordable. Guilt and stress ensue. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Mama, you’re not alone … A recent survey found that 69% of single-parent households with kids at home are without…

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Side Hustles: Why you need one and where to find it

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play In this episode, I discuss… Why you need a side hustle How to get one What makes a good side hustle Maybe you need a little extra cash (or a lot – hello, savings account!), maybe you’re bored with your current career, or you want to…

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Stop telling me how cute I look. Please?

I wrote this a few years ago, and stand by it today. It came to mind recently as I’ve noticed my daughter often compliments women’s appearances — including those she just met. I assume she is mimicking the behavior of other women (though not me!), who focus on each other’s clothes, figures, hair and makeup…

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7 things you can sell at a pawn shop — and what you need to know before you sell

Heading to the pawn shop to dump unwanted items may not seem very glamorous, but there are times when a quick trip can make a ton of 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…

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Minimalist Living for Real Moms (with Liz Frugalwoods)

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play On today’s episode, I interview colleague, fellow blogger and friend Liz Frugalwoods. She’s a mother who – now in her early-thirties – is already retired. We discuss her definition of financial independence, the importance of a holistic (and realistic!) financial approach, plus tips for frugal living. Liz…

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Why I will tell my daughter to have babies young

I wrote this post a few years ago, and want to give it some more attention, especially in light of the new attention the egg-freezing industry is receiving. See, for the last decade, feminists have been loving the new push for young, professional women to freeze their eggs to give them more flexibility in finding…

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How Millennials are redefining single motherhood

Like every generation in recent history, Millennials are redefining parenthood — and one of the most dramatic shifts is the rise of single motherhood among new moms. Meta trends around women in 2017 are intertwined with the recent surge in the number of single mothers in recent decades. A full 64 percent of Millennial moms report having…

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