Time management

financial self care

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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Free-Range Kids' Lenore Skenazy

Free-Range Kids’ Lenore Skenazy: “Kids are over-parented and here’s the answer”

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   For the past 10 years Free-Range Kids’ Lenore Skenazy,  New York City journalist and mom of two, has been taking one for the team. The Free-Range Kids author and blog founder has been on a one-woman mission to give kids back the freedom and autonomy they…

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Shot of a family of four sitting together on their living room sofa

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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Wealthfront review: Is a robo-advisor right for you?

There’s a reason robo-advisors are popular among savvy investors and the self-employed. These online companies use special software to manage your investment accounts on your behalf. Robo-advisors, and the computers that run them, have proven to be less expensive, and better investors than humans. Robo-advisors also tend to be easy to use, mostly because they…

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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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single mom life tips

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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A review of My Divorce Papers (DIY divorce online)

One of the biggest downsides to divorce – other than, hello, it’s divorce – is the major amount of effort that goes into making it happen. Life is hard enough as it is without factoring in the exorbitant amount of time, work, heartache, and serious money that divorce requires. My Divorce Papers is a site…

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LegalZoom-Wevorce Review: DIY online divorce

Divorce is more or less always atrocious. But it doesn’t always have to be a knock-down drag-out legal brawl, either. Many times, people getting divorced don’t have a lot of animosity toward one another, and an easy separation process can keep it that way. That’s the appeal of online divorce services, which can save you…

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3 times you 100% should pay for credit repair

This post about credit repair was sponsored by Lexington Law Firm. While you are legally entitled to access your credit history and repair any errors and mistakes, sometimes it makes sense to get out your credit card and pay for it! Examples: You need to buy a new car ASAP, and want to make sure…

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pay-gap-close

The one thing you can do today to help close the pay gap

 I keep hearing the same story again and again from professionally successful women. Variations on: My grandma told me: “Always have your own money.” It could be a mother, aunt, neighbor, Girl Scout leader, teacher, cousin, mentor or favorite coach. The bottom line An older, respected woman looked her straight in the eye, and in her…

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single-mom-finances

15 financial steps to a rich life as a single mom

It’s no one’s Plan A. But being a single mom does not mean you’re destined for the welfare line, free school lunches for your kids, or living in your parents’ basement. The first step is to convince yourself that your new life will be one that is full, joyous and financially rich. For some people, it can…

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