Creativity

3 simple ways to self-care during stressful times

Whew! So it... is an extremely interesting time, in America, and some of us have barely gotten through Thanksgiving intact. With so much scary, troubling stuff going on in the…


Advocacy

Freelancers Union and New York Federal Reserve hold special convening on the Evolution of Work

On Thursday, November 17, Freelancers Union, in partnership with the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors and the NY Fed, launched Evolution of Work—a special gathering of business and…


Money & Taxes

Future Shock: Millennials are terrible at saving

Here’s how they can start saving for tomorrow.


Advocacy

Getty Images/iStock to slash freelance royalties by up to 93%

Getty Images has announced a huge reduction in the royalties it will pay to thousands of freelance photographers and illustrators. In an email to its freelance contributors, Getty announced that…


Clients & Gigs

20 unexplored places to find freelance work online

Sometimes, when jobs fall in your lap or your inbox is full of inquiries, freelancing feels like a walk through the park. You know, the kind where bluebirds tie your…


Expert Ann: Pick a plan with doctors you trust

Whether you're just booking an annual appointment or something has come up, there's nothing more frustrating than discovering your favorite doctor isn't covered by your insurance plan. Making sure doctors,…


Clients & Gigs

Why writing about your passion might be the perfect side gig

Is there something you are really passionate about? Probably you know everything there is to know about cutting edge technology. Or maybe you are an art connoisseur. What if you…


Health

Free downloadable guide: Health Insurance Terms Glossary

The lingo in health insurance land can certainly lead the uninitiated traveler astray. That's why we've created this pocket dictionary for your foray into Open Enrollment season. Knowing the terms…


Community

3 concrete ways freelancers can give back

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day designed to beat back the displays of rampant consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – and remind us what the holiday season is really…


When DIY freelancing goes wrong

It never fails to happen. When I reconnect with a former student or colleague, the question of, “So, what are you up to these days?” comes up. Such was the…


Advocacy

Hack the Union talks the passage of Freelance Isn't Free

Last Friday, November 11, Freelancers Union's Director of Member Engagement, Caitlin Pearce spoke with Future of Work Campaigns Director for the National Guestworkers Alliance, Kati Sipp, about the unanimous passage…


Creativity

4 unconventional strategies to stop procrastinating – for good

Motivating yourself to blog sounds easy in theory but difficult in practice. Why is that? Blogging as a skill isn’t something that is impossible to master; it is the…


Creativity Advocacy

What does it mean to be a creative freelancer in post-election America?

“Art is the chalice into which we pour the wine of transcendence.” -Stanley Kunitz


Advocacy

Mayor de Blasio signs Freelance Isn't Free Act into Law

Yesterday, November 16, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City signed the Freelance Isn't Free Act into law. This starts the clock on a 180 day countdown until…


Creativity

If you have these 5 traits, you might make an amazing freelancer

I used to think anyone could learn a skill, find businesses which needed that skill to grow their business, and ultimately create a client-service freelance career (or side hustle). After…


Health

Expert Ann: Important health insurance dates to remember

November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment starts. This is the first day you can enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan. Coverage can start as early as January 1, 2017.…


Health

A step-by-step guide to choosing the best insurance for you

Daunted by all the health plan choices? Download our FREE guide on what to consider when you're picking your new plan for 2017. DOWNLOAD HERE Please note, any change to…


Money & Taxes

The new reality of retirement

The way we work is evolving faster than the way we plan for retirement. While the varying retirement plan options have evolved in the past few decades, the most significant…


Health

Expert Ann Quick Tips: Buying health insurance when you're under 30

The bad news? You turned 26 and got kicked off your parent’s plan. The good news? Health insurance is still way cheaper when you’re under 30. Those under…