Catherine Alford is the go to personal finance expert for educated, aspirational moms who want to recapture their life passions, earn more, reach their goals, and take on a more active financial role in their families. Named the Best Contributor/Freelancer for Personal Finance in 2014, her writing and expertise have been featured in dozens of notable publications and in national media.

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In October 2017, Richard Thaler got the call he’d been hoping for. After 40 plus years of economics research, he learned he won the Nobel Prize. As an economist, he faced ridicule from his colleagues for his research connecting human behavior to economics. Winning the Nobel Prize for his work in behavioral finance meant that his breadth of […]

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The trend of coworking spaces is growing every year, and many solopreneurs and small startups are happy to finally have a space to call their own without paying for their own commercial space. Coworking spaces offer multiple benefits, but they have a few drawbacks too. Let’s compare the pros and cons. Coworking Isn’t Free Even though you’ll save […]

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Have you ever thought about running a business with your spouse or does the thought of it make you want to run screaming? Interestingly enough, there are many couples who run successful businesses together, and I’ve contemplated opening a business with my husband too – although we work separately now. Still, when I look to […]

Offering Recurring Invoicing

As a freelancer, you take pride in your work and love pleasing your clients. As such, you probably expect to get paid on time when you send your invoices! However, as any experienced freelancer will tell you, sometimes you send an invoice and hear… crickets. This can be really frustrating when you’re working hard for […]

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Recent studies show that freelancers will make up about 40% of the working economy by 2020, but does that mean that freelancers shouldn’t return to the traditional workforce if they want to? I personally struggled with this decision not too long ago. After losing a few clients early in the year, I started interviewing for […]

time management

As an entrepreneur, it can hurt your business (and your feelings) if you lose your biggest client. Although it may seem like the end of the world, there are ways to gain control and bounce back. This happened to me and several other freelancers in the beginning of January. Two companies decided to restructure and stopped hiring […]

Helps you achieve a healthy work-life balance

Many people choose eating healthier as one of their resolutions every single year. While most fall off the bandwagon, some go above and beyond achieving their fitness goals. Those who lose the willpower to eat healthier say they do so because they can’t find motivation. So, what if I told you that eating healthier can […]

If you haven’t heard of a mastermind group yet, here’s what it is: a mastermind group is a support group that helps its members brainstorm and educate each other. With an influx of entrepreneurs in recent years, forming a mastermind group could be one of the most beneficial (and free) tools for you and your […]

Common Excuses

Sometimes business can be slow, and there is often a reason behind it. Unfortunately, some business owners choose to blame other people or situations instead of figuring out why their business is failing. Below are some common excuses people use when business is bad and how to avoid them. “The Economy is Bad.” Sure, the […]

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