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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.

How I Found My Independence

A few months ago on a chilly Saturday afternoon, my two young children and I took the subway from our home in Astoria, New York to midtown Manhattan and rode the M20 bus all the way down to the East Village — just for the fun of it. With the big,...

It’s Time to Stop Overspending Just Because “You Deserve It”

Everywhere we turn there is the message that women need to give themselves a break and have a treat:  Girlfriend, put your feet up and enjoy a mani-pedi. You deserve it!  Hey mom! Following an afternoon with your crazy kids, you deserve a stop at...

Why Are Women Still Doing More Housework Than Men?

Much has been made about the fact that married women do more housework and childcare than their husbands, even when they work outside the home. The most recent stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that on an average day 82 percent of...

Say Less, Get More

Plenty has been written about how horrid women are when it comes negotiating and why. But there is one part of the explanation that is often missing: women over-explain.  You want a raise? Good for you for asking, but you also explained that in...

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...

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