Money & Taxes

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…


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Heads Up! Tax deadlines are changing in 2017

Do you remember what you were doing on July 31, 2015? It’s very likely that you don’t. So it’s even more likely that you don’t remember…


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A new retirement option for freelancers via Honest Dollar!

According to our 2016 Freelancing in America report, 41% of freelancers rank saving for retirement among their top concerns – and yet full-time freelancers are less likely to put money into…


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12 questions for a freelance contract attorney

After 10 years performing contract marketing services, you might expect that I would have figured out the best ways to deal with the legal side of doing business as a…


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How to save money, in spite of yourself

I never do this, but I actually re-listened to our Saving & Investing episode on Bondfire Radio this week (Week 3 of the 5-Week Financial Plan!) and took notes! I…


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3 reasons to get your down payment via check or transfer

When I tell potential new clients that I require down-payments and payment by check (or bank transfer), some of them balk. Can’t I take credit cards? Yes, I can…


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Start spreading the news: NY expands tax credit for musical productions

New York City has long been recognized as the epicenter for American musical productions, however, legislators recently passed a bill to support the growth of this industry in other parts…


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4 steps freelancers can take to achieve financial independence

Being our own boss is a rewarding process but it can also be a financially stressful venture. The money in our bank accounts come and go instantly, and without a…