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One of the biggest challenges when freelancing (and one regularly employed people love to point out) is the ability to build a substantial nest egg for retirement. This challenge alone keeps people strapped at jobs they hate because they may not be aware of the options available to them. While retirement for people who don’t […]

Does this sound familiar: “Hey, could you pick up that prescription for me? You’re not busy, right?” Sigh. If you’re self employed, you’ve probably heard a question like this a time or two. Sometimes, because you have a flexible schedule, friends or family might assume that you’re available at any time to take their dog on a […]

While freelancing and running your own business is the cool thing to do these days, not everyone is cut out for it. In fact, some people would simply panic or just don’t see it as a way to support the way they want to live, both of which are completely okay. The problem becomes when […]

One of the biggest issues that a freelancer faces is getting paid. We all want to make sure that we avoid deadbeat clients and that we manage to reach some sort of regular income. While I do have a variable income, it nice to have at least some regularity with a few gigs. Being able to […]

As a freelancer, business owner and financial blogger, I am utterly obsessed with finding ways to manage money – especially when it comes to managing irregular income. It’s easy to budget when you’ve got a steady paycheck, taxes are taken out automatically and you have zero business expenses (including those pesky payment processing fees), but […]

Electronic Payment is Great for Freelancers

When I first started freelancing more than 10 years ago, most of my clients sent me checks for my work. The whole process was tedious, and I always worried about the reality of whether or not the check really was in the mail. However, just a couple of years after I started my career, the […]

The reason most of us decided to build a business was so that our work would be flexible enough for us to live the way we want. We probably start off just with passion, and then we  quickly learn that passion isn’t enough to build a business that supports our lives. Before we know it, […]

Just because freelancers have flexibility and independence doesn’t mean that we don’t get stressed out. Even though we have the option to work from home and set our own hours doesn’t mean that we can slack off. We still have deadlines to meet, clients to network with, and make sure that we get paid on-time. […]

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