Money & Taxes

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

Need help dealing with a legal issue? Download the Freelancers Union app to connect with a lawyer committed to helping freelancers and who understand the freelance life. Protect your work:…


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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…


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Cash flow hack: Get a library card

“I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” -- former First Lady Laura Bush I’ve had a library card since first grade (first…


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Estimated Taxes on autopilot or not even airborne? Take control before September 15

The next estimated tax deadline is coming up in short order on September 15. If you’re one of the many freelancers who tend to put estimated tax payments on…


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How to combine business and pleasure for a tax break

Summer. It’s the perfect time to get away from it all for a few days, or preferably, longer. Of course, when you’re running a freelance business, it’s…


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How to settle credit card debt

Americans struggling with credit card debt isn’t a new thing, but recently it seems as if we’re racking up more debt on our credit cards than ever before.…


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It’s summertime and the billing is NOT easy—5 tips to avoid a cash flow crunch

Summer — it’s a great time to take a vacation and let things slow down a little on the work front. At least that’s what your clients are thinking.…


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3 legal issues freelancers can't afford to ignore

When I first moved to California from Florida, without a job, I would tell people I was a “freelancer.” When they asked “in what?” I would tell them I freelanced…


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The second-best time to invest for retirement is now

You’re having drinks with a friend after an opening, and the topic turns to money. Life is expensive, the city is expensive, and the distant menace of retirement? Forget…


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How much should you budget for taxes?

Budgeting for tax season can be the difference of an incredibly stressful tax season vs using your refund to take some time off and travel. Unfortunately, most of us tend…