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How moms can practice financial self-care

  This post was created in partnership with the GM BuyPower Card®. Opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of General Motors or Capital One. For many women, money is a negative force, a source of fear and stress that permeates all parts of your life. Worried about paying your bills? That…

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Credit cards can help improve your finances? Yes!

  This post was created in partnership with the GM BuyPower Card®. Opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of General Motors or Capital One. Credit cards can get a bad rap. But if used responsibly, plastic can be an awesome tool that can help you keep track of your expenses, stay…

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Best online therapy sites for moms

  If you told me eight years ago I could find a licensed psychologist to come to my apartment in New York City for less than $150 and without spending months on a waiting list, I would have spit my latte right in your face. Today, though, it’s a different story – the utopian dream…

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Why shared parenting is so great for kids – and for moms!

 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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Simplify your finances and reach your goals!

  This post was created in partnership with the GM BuyPower Card®. Opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of General Motors or Capital One. If you are stressed about your money, chances are that you are also financially unorganized, whether you regularly fail to stick to a budget (or maybe you…

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Teach kids about money — in an age of no cash

Thanks to Capital One for sponsoring this post. In my day, even if your parents didn’t explicitly teach you about personal finance, money lessons were inherent to life: Allowance and babysitting jobs were paid in cash. Savings accounts meant coins and wadded-up singles deposited into piggy banks and the local bank branch. Charity meant writing…

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How to get out of a rut

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play In this episode, I discuss being in a rut — and getting OUT. Reinvigorating your life does not require dramatic change – it can be as simple as switching up your schedule, your surroundings, your routine, and your mindset. It’s a chance to recreate some aspect of…

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A time management expert gave me a time makeover

My world was rocked by a recent New York Times piece about Mary Wells Lawrence, the iconic 1960s female advertising exec on whom Mad Men’s Peggy is roughly based. Yeah, it was pretty cool that this chick from Ohio blew into New York and started an ad agency in 1966 that billed $39 million in…

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How women can get the raise they deserve

If you have XX chromosomes, chances are you stink at negotiating. Women are far less likely to ask for a higher starting salary when taking a job, far less likely to ask for a raise and if we do request a pay bump, women ask for far less than men do, according to Sara Laschever…

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How to run a single mom household like a boss

  Running a household as a single mom can be challenging. But with the right tools, organization, and support, you can become exceptionally efficient when it comes to managing day-to-day tasks. Because let’s get real: YOU DON’T HAVE A CHOICE! By using apps, outsourcing, budgeting, and automating, you can organize your busy life regardless of…

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Make money and do good at the same time

  Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Making money and serving others — these two things are NOT mutually exclusive. That you must chose one or the other is a historically female message: That it’s OK to be broke, because we’re serving others. That the corporate world is exploitive, evil, greedy, and…

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Single mom teaches families how to travel with kids

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Elmeka Henderson: Helping single moms travel with kids In this episode I interview Elmeka Henderson, creator of blog Adventures in Raising a Vagabond. When Elmeka started traveling with travel groups, she found that many didn’t allow kids. She began taking her son abroad on her own…

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#LikeAMother: Homework hurts kids and families, just say NO to overparenting

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Oh man, when I read Heather Shumaker’s essay in Salon Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework, I reached out to her immediately. In her excellent article, Shumaker articulates exactly what I have been grumbling about (and fighting…

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How to buy your first car as a grown-ass woman

I recently read this post in my Facebook group, Millionaire Single Moms, and it made me feel all the good feels: At 40 years of age this happened today: I purchased my first car on my own — no male input, no ex-husband choosing which car, no parents weighing in on my choice… this beautiful…

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Mother’s Day: What you should REALLY be doing

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play In this episode, I discuss: What you should REALLY be doing for Mother’s Day. (Hint: It’s not church and brunch!) Why my Mother’s Day plans don’t involve my kids – and why that’s perfectly fine Ideas for a perfect Mother’s Day celebration of your own Define this…

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