Smarter Bookkeeping for Freelancers

Smarter Bookkeeping for Freelancers

Basic bookkeeping is a lot like preventative medicine: it’s an up-front chore but you’re much healthier and wealthier in the long run. Then again, pills are delicious! Freelancers are in a tough spot. Even as the world shifts to a freelancing economy (35%...
Why Only Lazy Freelancers Need to Save More

Why Only Lazy Freelancers Need to Save More

The more freelancers you get to know, there’s one similar trait in them you may notice: the ability to pinch a penny. Frugal is the right word here. Every freelancer knows the cheapest items at their local coffee shop (so you can use the WiFi), or have those three...
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....