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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.

Please Don’t Tell Me How Cute I Look

A few months ago I attended a weeklong seminar for female media professionals. On the first day, each of these dozen women — who I would come to learn were each remarkable in their ambition, smarts and professional success — wandered into the...

Buying a New Bed Post-Divorce Changed Everything

I believe that things have energy, and that we give objects energy through the memories and feelings we associate with them. I recently admired the Rolex of a man I’ve been dating. He said he’s been wearing it every day for 25 years, ever since...

Why I Spent $350 on Underwear -- and Would Do It Again

My bra collection was in sorry, sorry shape. Unmentionable unmentionables. Underwires poking out, grubby lace abounded. The left shoulder strap of my favorite smoke-colored satin demi was stitched on by hand. All these shoddy underthings created...

Why and How We Should Talk About Work With Our Kids

Some of the most vivid childhood memories I have of my mom are of her talking about work, beaming and confident in her teal silk blouse and neck bow. For 15 years or so my mother was a technical writer, riding the tech boom of the late ‘80s and...

Why I Love My Cupboards (Almost) Bare

You don’t have to be a Spartan to appreciate the value of owning fewer things.

How Talking About Money Can Boost Your Earning Power

Forgive me while I break a writing rule and employ a cliché: Knowledge is power. You knew that, right? Then why do you refuse to talk about money?  Talking about the nitty-gritty of your financial life is one of the most empowering things you can...

Are You Spending Enough on Your Business?

If you won’t take a risk on yourself, others won’t either.

4 Business Lessons I Learned from my Mechanic

In the past, when I’ve looked for career advice and mentors, I’ve sought out wisdom from leaders in my field and other white-collar professions. But I recently starting going to a new mechanic in my neighborhood who knows as much about business...

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