Motiv: A Productivity App For Freelancers

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One of the biggest challenges freelancers face is how there’s no one-stop app for administrative tasks. Many self-employed folks (ourselves included) use separate products for time tracking, invoicing, and making project proposals. But one SaaS service on the market, Motiv, is trying something different:...

Freelance Budget Management 101

Being a freelancer is great, but it also means that you pay your own expenses. That means (and we’ll teach you why it’s important to avoid this, but more in a second) putting business charges on your personal credit card and not having a...

The Basics Of Personal Finance For Freelancers

Noone has to be broke. Becoming a money rockstar has to do with three connecting things: Making money, spending money, and saving money. If you don’t have enough money in your pocket, odds are that you’re going wrong with one of these. But that’s...

Money Lessons For College Graduates

The Simple Dollar's Holly Johnson has a great list of six things every college graduate needs to know about money: Learn about debt and interest. Credit cards aren't free money. Learn what it means to live below your means. Learn to compare job offers...

The Spending Challenge: Two Days A Week, Spend Zero Dollars

Can you go two days each week without spending a single dollar? Over on Reddit's awesome (and invaluable) Personal Finance Subreddit, user Oax_Mike suggests not spending any money twice a week... just to see what happens: It really forces you to pack your own lunch, make...

One Freelance Journalist’s Money Management Tips

Getting personal finances in order is harder for the freelance journalist than for certain other fields. Journalists and researchers usually spend a lot of (tax-deductible) money researching and covering stories. Adding to the mix, many publications do not pay writers or videographers on a...