Clichés are often rooted in truth, and those about single mothers and poverty are no exception. According to a recent Spectrem Group study, recent female divorcees are twice as likely to live at or below the poverty line as their male counterparts.
But there also are plenty of people who refuse to be bound by those stereotypes and clichés: These five women learned to whistle a far different — and richer — tune after their marriages ended.
Motley Fool contributor Emma Johnson is a single mom to two preschoolers. She blogs at WealthySingleMommy.com.