Which Clients Don’t Pay On Time?: Our Link Picks, 12/21/16

Links Of The Week 1221

Each week, Almost Millions highlights the best links we’ve found about personal finance and money management for freelancers and 1099 workers. Here’s our latest list:

“I once worked with a very nice woman who was always roughly one to two weeks late with payment. She swore up and down that she’d pay me, but that day was always significantly after the day we had agreed upon.”

The Most Frustrating Types Of Late-Paying Clients And How To Handle Them (John Boitnott, Due)

“Don’t buy any presents so you can afford your new health insurance premium.”

Christmas Party Tips For Freelancers (Brian McFadden, The Nib)

“Before I became an inbound marketer, I once made $50,000 a month spamming Google. I worked a maximum of 10 hours a week. And I am telling you from the bottom of my heart: never, never ever follow in my footsteps.”

Confessions Of A Google Spammer (Jeff Deutsch, Thinkgrowth.org/HubSpot)

“Most credit card obsessives align the hobby with a love of travel; they tend to suffer from strong cases of wanderlust or want to see family living abroad. As Emily Jablon, who runs the blog Million Mile Secrets with her husband Daraius Dubash, puts it, “We’re able to travel to places we’d never have gone otherwise, and we’re making memories that will last a lifetime. We’ve taken my parents on a world trip, we visited my grandmother in Florida before she passed away. Just in the last two years, we’ve gone on $220,000 worth of trips and we didn’t pay anywhere close to that out of pocket.”

The Credit Card Obsessives Who Game The System–And Share Their Secrets Online (Chavie Lieber, Racked)

“If you’re paying $20 per month for access to an online training course but haven’t logged in for over a year, you should cancel the service. Don’t worry about possibilities like “What if I want to come back to it someday?” Odds are you won’t, and if you do, you can always subscribe again.”

4 Steps To Declutter Your Digital Life And Get More Work Done (Ransom Patterson, Leaving Work Behind)