Creating a Personal Budget and Sticking to It

Creating a Personal Budget and Sticking to It

Editor’s Note: Guest blogger David Bakke is a small business owner and freelance writer for the popular personal finance resource, Money Crashers.

If you're struggling to get a handle on your finances, a budget may be your best tool for finally taking control of them. This can be...

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3 Steps to Freelancing with Financial Stability

3 Steps to Freelancing with Financial Stability

In 2011, independent musician JD Samson wrote a hugely popular article called “I Love My Job, But It Made Me Poorer.” Her piece struck a chord with us because it speaks to something we believe is very important: being able to pursue your passion while having enough to secure a...

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The Freelance Life: Ways to Get Paid

The Freelance Life is our collection of member stories. It’s a resource that encourages you to celebrate your unique path and share what you’ve learned along the way – or benefit from the wisdom of others’ experiences.

money.jpg Freelancers Union member Andrew Karp has been a successful independent worker for...

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Freelancers' Hurdles to Home Mortgages

tips.jpg In a recent New York Times article, “When Income Is Freelance,” Executive Director Sara Horowitz shared tips and advice for freelancers who are hoping to qualify for home mortgages in the future.

As many of our members have experienced, loan-approval continues to be a bigger challenge for these workers than...

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Happy Tax Day! How Did Freelancers (and GE) Fare?

Today's the day we make sure America can pay its teachers and pave its roads. That's how you think about it, right? Me too. This was the second year Freelancers Union built tax-specific resources pages to aggregate all the tips and resources we could find, not to mention...

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Doing Your Taxes this Weekend?

Just in case you’re doing your taxes this weekend, here’s a round up of hints and tips for creative freelancers. The Internal Revenue Service, has produced The Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop (a series of 9 videos) especially for the self employed. Watch them here. The FreshBooks blog...

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Want to Be a Savvy Freelancer?

This great post originally appeared on the Down-to-Earth Finance blog.

It's not an oxymoron, I promise you.  Many business owners and freelancers I work with pride themselves on their creative talents.  They also take take pride in their lack of financial acumen.  Once we go through these simple, yet...

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Is Dealing with Money Sexy?

This great post originally appeared on the Creative Freelancer Blog.

It wasn’t sexy, but it was kind of fun.

I’m talking about last night’s in-person and extremely hands-on workshop at the Freelancers Union, The Cure to “Feast or Famine” Freelancing, with me and Galia Gichon of Down...

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Writing a Business Plan

This great post originally appeared on The Etsy Blog. You can follow their business success series for creatives via RSS or email, too.

Do you have a business plan? If it's like mine, it's a collection of brilliant and amazing ideas — in your head. It’s easy to...

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Interview with Heather Parlato on Freelancing

To wrap up this week-long series on the Creative Freelancer Blog going from F/T to F/T freelancing, listen to this podcast/interview with CFC veteran, Heather Parlato, of Parlato Design Studio in Los Angeles.

In this conversation, Heather reveals how she made the transition from a full-time job...

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