Money & Taxes

3 reasons why every freelancer should be using an invoice app

Most freelancers hate invoicing, but it doesn’t have to be so tedious. Here are three reasons why you should add an invoice app to your toolkit.


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How your business structure affects your taxes

Companies come in several flavors: sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership and more. The type of business entity you choose will have a huge effect both on how you pay taxes and…


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Updates to the 2017 Tax Code

Every year the tax code changes and for 2017, there are a number of important updates that may affect you and your freelance business. To help you get a handle…


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The best accounting software for freelancers in 2017

You probably chose your career path as a freelancer in order to pursue a passion—writing or design or IT consulting. Or, you might have started freelancing because it provided…


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3 ways to introduce stability into your freelance life

There are a number of things freelancing offers, but a guaranteed steady paycheck is not one of them. Neither is paid time off for vacations, health insurance benefits, retirement planning,…


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Why every freelancer should have an “Oh, Sh*t!” fund

Being a freelancer can be one of the best careers out there. You get to do what you love and get paid while doing it. You’re constantly building, learning,…


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7 freelance mistakes that will cost you

Making money from freelancing can mean something different to each person. Maybe your goal is to work as a freelancer on the side for extra cash while you still work…


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Struggling to pay your taxes? Take these three steps now

Tax season is here and you may be stressing a little, especially if you haven’t been making regular estimated tax payments on your business profits. If this is the…


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3 legal issues freelancers need to know

Have you been thinking about calling it quits on your nine-to-five job and setting yourself up as a freelancer? Having the ability to work where, when, and how you want…


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Watch a replay of our retirement webinar with Honest Dollar

The folks at Honest Dollar really know what they're talking about when it comes to saving for retirement. As freelancers, prioritizing retirement saving is often difficult, but it's imperative that…


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A comprehensive introduction to retirement planning as a freelancer

As one person doing all the work for multiple entities, you probably think retirement is out of the question for you. No one is going to set up and pay…


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Watch out for this hidden 2017 tax increase

Perhaps you’ve heard from the older folks you know that the government is feeling generous when it comes to Social Security recipients this year—giving them a whopping 0.…


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8 ways to wise up on your retirement savings as a freelancer

Honest Dollar is passionate about making saving for retirement simple and flexible for freelancers. To help you save for retirement we offer Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Below are some responses…


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Finland becomes first European country to trial Basic Income system

After Switzerland passed on a motion for Universal Basic Income last year, Finland has taken the lead to become the first country in Europe to pilot paying citizens an unconditional…


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The simple system that can keep your cash-flow consistent

Getting paid is one of the biggest legal issues (if not the biggest) for small business owners. And yes, we freelancers are small business owners. And, either you deal with…


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It's never too late to start saving for retirment

Planning for retirement can be a daunting task for a freelancer, especially if you don’t have much money saved or do not have a strategy in place. And if…


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Income anxiety – the boogey man at the window and how to deal with him

I’ve been thinking all day about a conversation I had yesterday with one of the solo professionals in my (fabulous) one year marketing class. We talked about money. More…


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Future Shock: Millennials are terrible at saving

Here’s how they can start saving for tomorrow.


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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…