Investing for Women

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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Best robo-advisors for single moms to get started investing

Robo-advisors are one of my favorite financial tools to recommend for long-term savings and investing goals. (It’s one type of investing account.) While the name can be intimidating, good robo-advisors are easy to set up and manage, have very low fees, and require little work over the long term. I am a fan of robo-advisors…

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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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Why you can’t afford to do your own laundry (and how to outsource housekeeping & maintenance to save time)

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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life insurance for moms

Nationwide Life Insurance review

Nationwide Life Insurance review This post was created in partnership with Nationwide. If you are a mom, life insurance is one of the fundamentals of financial planning — no matter your income, or whether you are the breadwinner or a stay-at-home or single parent. Even if you aren’t wealthy, imagine what your kids’ life would be…

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Why your arguments for alimony are wrong

I have a friend who had been married for 20 years. He had a high-earning career, and after spending her 20s in low-paid retail jobs, his wife stayed home full-time with the kids, until they were in high school, then worked part-time retail, tried to start a couple of craft businesses that went nowhere, and…

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Best saving accounts for single moms

9 Best savings accounts for moms for 2019

, Every mom needs a savings account in her own name, arguably more than the average American. After all, statistically, we are more likely to be fully responsible for the care and cost of children, and less likely to benefit from a spouse or large Social Security check later in life. More than half of…

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How to start investing, get that raise, and be respected in the workforce

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Sallie Krawcheck is often cited as one of the most influential women on Wall Street. The former president of Global Wealth & Investment Management at Bank of America, and CEO of Citigroup’s Smith Barney unit, Krawcheck today is the co-founder of the female networking…

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female art investors

How to invest in art (for everyday people who aren’t rich)

This post was created in partnership with Masterworks.io. Over the past few years as I’ve started to make good money and max out of tax-sheltered options (401k and Roth IRA), I’ve explored other investment asset classes, or types of investments outside of traditional stock markets. Especially stuff that I can enjoy in real life. Like…

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financial self care

How moms can practice financial self-care

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 stress affects your physical and mental health and makes you more prone to get angry at your kids, create conflict in your romantic relationship and lead to career…

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how to start a blog

How to start a blog & quickly earn $1,000/mo

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 corporate event planner

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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