Client Spotlight: Douglas Academy

Client Spotlight: Douglas Academy

What’s better than kids playing with robots and video games? Kids building them. That’s the goal of Douglas Academy, a Canadian Training Centre focused on teaching children applicable science and technology that could one day shape their careers. We were...
The Anatomy of a Great Invoice

The Anatomy of a Great Invoice

While it’s something seasoned freelancers barely think about, creating an invoice always seems to be a daunting task for beginners. It’s understandable! Not only is it a document explicitly asking for money (which you’ll get used to), it’s also a formal way to present...
Getting into The Money Habit

Getting into The Money Habit

One of my first real jobs out of college was in publishing and that first paycheck was a wake-up call, to say the least. I was making about $26,000 before taxes and living in an expensive city. Sufficient to say, I wasn’t graduating from college ramen anytime soon....
Busting Your Bookkeeping Excuses

Busting Your Bookkeeping Excuses

I remember talking to a friend about keeping track of my freelancer invoices once and he feigned falling asleep. “Why are you talking about bookkeeping? That’s boring and everyone hates it,” he said. He was also doing some freelance work, so I tried to explain...
Why Receipts are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Why Receipts are Worth Their Weight in Gold

As funny as this observation is, it’s not that crazy to keep receipts for every expense you have. Sure, a $0.49 doughnut-proof-of-purchase isn’t a life-changing document, but what’s important is getting into the habit of saving your receipts, because holding onto them...