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Emma Johnson
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lived in Sycamore, Illinois
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What are you stressed about this week? Now: Replace those thoughts with what you're grateful for. Please share your FWF here!
  This is the second installment of First World Fridays #FWF (check out the first FWF here - it was a wild success!) where I share the frivolous stuff that I allow to occupy my mind, and I turn it into an expression of gratitude. Please do it the same – in the comments, Facebook, Twitter, privately within yourself. Tag it #FWF ...
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Every Friday I will post here my own stupid first world problems that ate away irreplaceable time and energy. I invite you to do the same. Have a look inward and ask yourself: What kept me up last night? What did I post on Facebook? Laugh at yourself. Giggle at your indulgence and frivolity. Then refocus on what's REALLY important. 
I write often here about gratitude and how important it is to living a rich, full life. If you don’t appreciate what you have — even if it’s not a lot relative to those around you — it’s impossible to be happy. Impossible! If you’re reading this you’re rich. You have access to an unbelievably sophisticated electronic device and this ...
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Emma Johnson. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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What is your dating mission statement? Think about this like a business plan for finding whatever you want: love, another husband, a piece of ass. The possibilities are endless! But you gotta articulate it:
A year ago I met in person for the first time single mom blogger Honoree Corder. We connected when I launched WealthySingleMommy and Honoree immediately took me under her momma blogger wing and was so supportive. So when she was visiting New York from her home in Austin, we of course had to get together and eat a greasy breakfast ...
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When you're a stressed-out, broke single mom it can seem a better choice not to take risk. BUT -- no risk is actually RISKIER than making a measured change. FREE PODCAST
http://traffic.libsyn.com/emmajohnson/emma20032811.mp3 I won’t bore you with a financial lesson, but what Wall Street billionaires know can help you create the life of your dreams: You cannot grow if you do not take risk. In fact, not taking ANY risk is the greatest risk of all! So take that risk. Take a measured risk. A small one. See how it feels. Maybe ...
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FREE PODCAST! Do you over-explain? If so, it’s bad: it undermines your objective, whether it is negotiating in business, love or friendships. Over-explaining is a sign of insecurity and self-sabotage and you gotta knock it off! 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/emmajohnson/Emma20Johnson20LIVE20April2011th2C202014.mp3 Do you over-explain? If so, it’s bad: it undermines your objective, whether it is negotiating in business, love or friendships. Over-explaining is a sign of insecurity and self-sabotage and you gotta knock it off! I share examples of how I’ve fallen victim to my own urge to explain away my success, and give tips on how to curb your ...
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I love me some gigolo Vin Armani -- student of women, lover of single moms
I had the pleasure of interviewing Vin Armani, professional straight male escort and star of Showtime’s Gigolos. I’m not blowing sunshine up the ass of my guest (nevermind that after our Hangout he promised to send me a $1,000 bottle of his Bebi Vodka)  by saying that Vin is super-smart, philosophical and I believe him when he says he really, ...
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My latest for SUCCESS mag - on personal branding:
The idea of the personal brand in marketing is nothing new. Donald Trump. Orville Redenbacher. Oprah Winfrey. These are all names that immediately evoke a product, a sentiment, an experience. The strategy of applying one’s personal attributes to a business isn’t just for real estate, popcorn and media moguls. In fact, experts say every business should be bolstered by its owner’s personal brand.
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"But there are so, so many good memories. And I want my children to know those stories because they are also their stories. But more than that, I want them to have a sense of the love that brought their dad and me together, because that is also their love."
The past few months Helena has been obsessed with family stories. “Mommy, tell me a story about when I was  a baby,” she’ll ask, and I’ll tell her about how once, as a sleeping infant, her laugh broke the pin-drop silence of one of New York Public Library’s reading rooms, eliciting a symphony of chuckles. “Tell me a story about ...
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My business doesn’t  have an affirmative action program for single moms. If I’m going to invest thousands of dollars in your services, it’s because I expect there to be a return on that investment. Not because you are a charity case in need of financial assistance.
  No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  – Eleanor Roosevelt In the past couple of weeks I’ve heard two smart, professional women cite their single parenthood as an excuse for their shortcomings. Exhibit A, “Nincompoop Nancy”: “I have this $10,000 credit card balance I can’t shake. I racked it up last year when I paid for my ...
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Blog at WealthySingleMommy.com. I'm a fulltime freelance journalist. I write about money. SUCCESS magazine contributing editor
Employment
  • DailyWorth
    Senior contributor, 2013 - present
  • SUCCESS magazine
    Contributing editor, 2009 - present
  • Self-employed
    Business writer, 2003 - present
  • Retail Me Not Insider
    Senior personal finance writer, 2011 - present
  • WealthySingleMommy.com
    Founder, writer, 2012 - present
  • Associated Press
    Finance reporter, 2004 - 2005
  • East Valley Tribune
    Health care reporter, 2000 - 2003
  • Sofia (Bulgaria) Independent
    Editor, 2000 - 2000
  • MSN Money
    Columnist, multimedia, 2006 - 2008
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Sycamore, Illinois - Astoria, NY - Phoenix, AZ - Urbana, IL - Luneville, France - Quito, Ecuador - Sofia, Bulgaria - Atlanta, Georgia - Valdosta, Georgia
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Mom. Business writer. Blog at WealthySingleMommy.com.
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I spend my days wrangling two little kids and lots of words. I live in Astoria, New York which is equal parts cozy, thrilling and filthy.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Journalism, 1994 - 1998
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