How To Save Money At Brunch

How To Save Money At Brunch
If you live or work in a city and belong to a certain class, brunch is a familiar ritual. The eggs benedict, the mimosas, the weird takes on biscuits and gravy or granola… Brunch is expensive, but it’s also something that’s kind of, well,...

Venmo For Couples: Handling Expenses With Your Partner

Venmo for couples
Venmo is a popular mobile app that allows you to quickly send and request money from friends. It doesn’t matter what bank they use or what credit cards they have; Venmo makes things fast (with an added dash of social networking fun). Unsurprisingly, Venmo...

Budgeting Lessons From Civilization V

Civilization V Budgeting
Sid Meier’s Civilization is one of the most addictive video games ever. It also saved one couple’s finances. When Alex Recker and his wife Marissa had problems taming their freelance budget, they tried out a few approaches but were getting nowhere. Then Alex was playing...

Seasonal Stress: Managing Boom And Bust Cycles For Freelancers

Boom And Bust Cycles For Freelancers
In a perfect world, freelancers would have steady work from grateful clients. There would never be too little work to make ends meet, and there would never be too much work to humanly handle. Surprise! We don’t live in a perfect world. Freelancing is notorious for...

Motiv: A Productivity App For Freelancers

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:...

A Day In The Life Of A Financial Advisor

A Day In The Life Of A Financial Advisor, Via Imgur User Natsumori
Yes, you can find useful advice from a financial advisor on Imgur. Best known as Reddit’s main image-sharing site, Imgur has lots of unexpected corners--including helpful money advice from a financial advisor. Last year, a Imgur user named Natsumori put together this great Day in the...

The Best Reddit Personal Finance Tips

By Tony Webster from Portland, Oregon, United States - Change, CC BY 2.0,
Social networking site Reddit can be massive and daunting to navigate--but it has some of the best financial advice on the internet. Reddit’s /personalfinance subsite (or sub-Reddit, as they call it) is a massive forum with tons of traffic devoted to all things personal finance....

Freelance Budget Management 101

Bills, bills, bills
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...

Freelancer Personal Finance Tips

Freelancer personal finance tips
If you’re a freelancer--whether you’re an architect, a consultant, a musician, a writer, a beautician, you name it--taking charge of your finances will help you succeed at your business immeasurably. Over at 99designs, Tory Van Wey has five personal finance tips every freelancer should know....

One Freelance Journalist’s Money Management Tips

Money scrabble
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...