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Emma Johnson

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Emma Johnson is a veteran money writer, noted blogger and nationally syndicated radio host. A former Associated Press Financial Wire reporter and MSN Money columnist, she is currently a contributing editor at SUCCESS magazine and has contributed to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Worth, Glamour, WORTH, WIRED and Men's Health. Her popular blog WealthySingleMommy.com explores the issues facing professional women: business and career, personal finance, sex, relationships and parenting. Emma regularly comments on these topics for outlets such as Headline News, NBC's Today, Fox News, Woman's Day, Ryan Seacrest Radio and many more. She grew up in Sycamore, Ill., and lives in New York City with her young children, Helena and Lucas.

Why You Should Ignore the Statistics

We’re a number-hungry society. We obsess over studies and surveys. How many pennies women are making on the dollar compared to men. The chances of finding a marriage-ready man in New York City. The correlation between the money you invest in...

I Don’t Work for Shoes and You Better Not Either

When poking around social media to find professional women to connect with, I noticed a trend. A disturbing trend: An alarming number of female businesswomen include in their social media descriptor: “Will work for shoes.”   Shoes. Shoes? Shoes?!...

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Built My Brand

Last August I launched a blog. Why? Well, why not. I’m a writer, and writers have blogs. Today, every serious writer needs a blog and I didn’t have one. So, after breaking up with my boyfriend and facing lonely weekends, I decided to fill the...

How I Started Shopping Smarter

A recent shopping spree at Victoria’s Secret not only revived my lingerie drawer, but also turned around my shopping habits. See, shopping is one of my least favorite activities: I can’t stand to maneuver through crowds of people. I feel...

Feeling Intimidated? Ask for Advice

When I was in my early twenties, I had a vague notion I could be a comedy writer. At the time I worked as a newspaper reporter in suburban Phoenix covering health care — things like hospital expansions and flu shot shortages. Granted, I once...

Why This Single Mom Chose NYC

I just passed my 10-year mark living in New York City. Throughout an entire decade in this city, one thing was constant: Whenever I caught a glimpse of the Manhattan skyline — while jogging along the East River near my home in Astoria, Queens, or...

How I Got Over My Working Mom Complex

Freud did a nice job of spelling out our hangups about sex. According to his Madonna-whore complex theory, men enjoy sleeping with beautiful, lascivious women, but will only marry a “good girl.” (Cue Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”) Women — in a...

Budget Bulge: How Spending Less Brought My Family Closer

Studies about women and money often find that we prioritize spending on our kids. That is certainly true for me. Although I loathe acquiring stuff for my children (I stop at H&M or Old Navy two or three times per year to stock up on kids’...

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