The Financially Independent Mama | Emma Johnson, Business Journalist

#148 In this no holds barred Atomic Moms parenting podcast, award-winning business and personal finance journalist Emma Johnson talks cents into Ellie Knaus about what money means in our relationships, where we should focus our savings, what holds us back from going big in our careers, and why we owe it to our kids to go for it! Ellie speaks honestly about her money-making hang ups. And Johnson, a champion for solo moms everywhere, alleviates listener working mom guilt, shares how she carves out guilt free me-time, and discusses the “the sandwich generation” stress when you find yourself suddenly the primary caregiver of both your kids and your parents.

Finally we share a fantastic “Family Manifesto” exercise pulled straight from her new book The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children to do with your family this week. x Ellie

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“Get over this idea that being harried and overwhelmed is somehow a badge of honor. That is just bullsh*t that holds women back.” – Emma Johnson on Atomic Moms podcast

Guest Bio:

Emma Johnson is an award-winning business and personal finance journalist (former AP Finance staff reporter and MSN Money columnist), and founder of the world’s largest platform for single mothers, WealthySingleMommy, as well as the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother. As an expert she has appeared on CNN, Headline News, TIME, FoxNews.com, Oprah.com, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, won Parents magazine’s ‘Best of the Web,’ and is cited as host of a ‘Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts.’ The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children (Penguin,) will be released October, 2017. She has presented at the United Nations Foundation for Gender Equality, and is founder of the Kickass Single Mom Monthly $1K Grant. She lives in Astoria, New York with her children.  –wealthysinglemommy.com

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