Health

How to kick SAD in the pants

Does the early sunset of winter make your heart sink? Do you get sad when it’s already pitch black outside at 5pm? Does winter just…really bum you out?…


Health

Discussing self care in the Health and Wellness Hive

This week, we’re featuring not just a Hive but a conversation in it. You might be familiar with the Health and Wellness Hive, which we featured here. Check out…


Money & Taxes

Got tax questions? We’ve got answers

Did you know that there are big things you can do right now, before the end of the year, that can have a big impact on your taxes next year?…


Creativity

10 practical ways to create work-life balance

What’s this -- another work/life balance blog post? Yep. But! I promise I’m not going to try to get philosophical with you about how to juggle this…


Clients & Gigs

What's the difference between a resume and a CV?

Get ready! Time for the ultimate showdown… resume vs. CV! Why do some employers require one while others want both? Why do they both sound French?* And what’s the…


Clients & Gigs

Hey Millennials, go ahead and quit your terrible job

Hey Millennials, feeling a little miserable this Monday? Here’s some good news for you: you can go ahead and quit that terrible first job. According to TIME Money writer…


Health

How to get a subsidy for your health insurance plan

Looking for health insurance coverage and think you might qualify for a subsidy? You can get a subsidized health plan through your Federal or State Marketplace -- one of the…


Clients & Gigs

10 places to find hot tech jobs

Hey freelancers! You put time and energy into learning skills to make yourself a valuable candidate for sweet tech gigs. Now you’ve got a full toolkit of talent and…


Health

Sitting all day is bad for your mental health

Uh-oh, looks like more bad news for the sedentary: sitting isn’t just bad for your physical health, it’s bad for your mental health, too. A new study by…


Money & Taxes

Reminder: Buy equipment now to get a tax deduction in 2015!

Hey freelancers, as the end of the year approaches, don’t forget to make the most of your section 179 tax deduction! Did you know that if you buy equipment…


Money & Taxes

6 budget tracking tools that are way better than Excel

We've all done it. Let our bank accounts dwindle till we were shamefully in the red. It doesn't have to be this way! Enter budget tracking apps. Covering your rent…


Clients & Gigs

Dress your resume for success: have multiple resumes for different gigs

Freelancers are hybrids and multitaskers, people with a bunch of diverse talents who make cool things happen. But how do you present yourself as an attractive candidate for all those…


Money & Taxes

Alert: you could be fined 2% of your income for not having health insurance

Perhaps you’ve decided you’re the healthiest person on earth. You sneer at colds and scoff at the flu. You haven’t seen the inside of a doctor’s…


Health

8 ways to make the holidays less stressful

Turkey day is around the corner! ‘Tis the season for hot cider, mashed potatoes, two kinds of stuffing... and a heaping side of stress. For freelancers, it might mean scrambling…


Health

What is Freelancers Medical?

Freelancers Medical is our no-copay primary care practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan. It’s 360-degree care for freelancers -- with free primary care, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, all backed by a…


Money & Taxes

Don’t miss out on your health insurance tax deduction!

Did you know that if you pay for your own health insurance, you’re probably qualified for a tax deduction? If you’re self-employed and pay for medical, dental, or…


Creativity

The two most productive hours of the day

As a freelancer, I loved being able to set my own hours, easing into my morning with some social media and emails, then getting to the real work after a…


Money & Taxes

Everything freelancers need to know about retirement

Believe it or not, freelancers retire too! Time to start saving for your golden years. (Yes, it’s possible.) Here’s a comprehensive look at the ins and outs of…


Money & Taxes Health

Everything freelancers need to know about disability insurance

Freelancing is precarious. With episodic income, it’s hard to take vacations or even sick days. But what if you’re injured or sick and unable to work for a…


Clients & Gigs

Science says: beware of wishful thinking

Freelancing means self-directing the future of your work and your business. As you’re climbing toward your goals, you might be tempted to always look on the sunny side. Like:…