Relationships & Money: When Couples Fight

Relationships & Money: Why Couples Fight
Here’s something random and kind-of interesting: The federal government subsidizes programs encouraging low-income couples to marry. By doing that, the government hopes to create families that are more resilient and less likely to break up. But these programs, which have names like the Healthy...

The Freelance Isn’t Free Act: Legal Protections For NYC Freelancers

Freelance Isn't Free Act
Being a freelancer shouldn’t mean working double duty as a collections agency. Nearly all freelancers and self-employed workers have encountered clients who refuse to pay. Sadly, late-paying clients are extremely commonplace. But what if a piece of legislation could establish protections for freelancers similar to those larger...

Unemployed Freelancer Blues: How Freelancers Can Receive Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Benefits For Freelancers
If you’re a freelancer or independent contractor who’s no longer working with your primary client, you may be unemployed by many people’s standards. The same applies if your freelance career is experiencing a slow period for a number of months. But does this mean...

Yes, You Need An Emergency Fund

Yes, You Need An Emergency Fund
So… I always feel like a wet blanket talking about savings and emergency funds. But here’s the sad, necessary truth: If you’re self-employed, you need an emergency fund. More specifically, anyone who’s freelancing or self-employed needs to have at least several months salary stashed inside...

Cheap Ikea Ideas To Try

Cheap Ikea Ideas
When the world needs cheap furniture, the world goes to Ikea. The global furniture chain is a favorite for business and home life… and that makes it a natural for freelancers and the self-employed. Visiting Ikea on a busy weekend can be a soul-crushing experience....

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,...

Creative Freelancer Personal Finance: The Podcast

Creative Freelancer Personal Finance Via Tom Ventura,
Creative freelancers are designers, writers, musicians, artists, animators, photographers, and similar types. They are either self-employed or run their own business. Many creative freelancers have very particular money and personal finance concerns. And, crucially, they like spending more time being creative than shuffling paperwork. Xero’s awesome...

Signing A Lease The Smart Way

Signing A Lease
Once you’ve found a new home, there’s so much hassle to deal with. So. Much. Hassle. There is home renters insurance to sign up for, movers to call… and a lease to sign. Signing a lease is a pain, but it doesn’t have to...

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...

Financial Infidelity: When Partners Lie About Money

Financial infidelity via Twitter
Slate’s personal finance editor, Helaine Olen, just wrote a fine piece on financial infidelity and what happens on relationships when partners aren’t honest about their finances. Financial infidelity is much more common than you might expect… and shows up in relationships more often than...