Freelancer Quarterly Estimated Taxes 101

You’re now a freelancer or working on a part-time side hustle. That’s awesome. But there’s one ugly thing to take care of: taxes. Ordinary employees in the United States get a form called a W-4. Basically, a W-4 tells companies how much money to put...

Study: Most Rideshare Drivers Never Heard Of The ‘Gig Economy’

Study: Most Rideshare Drivers Have Never Heard Of The Gig Economy
If you’re immersed in the tech world, odds are good that you’ve heard of the “gig economy”--a new world of business where independent contractors choose their own hours and the gigs they want through marketplaces like Uber, Lyft, and TaskRabbit. But there’s a problem:...

Taxes For Freelancers: Independent Contractor Edition

Taxes For Freelancers Independent Contractors
There are a lot of great things about freelancing. But doing taxes? Not so great. If you’re working as a freelancer and are an independent contractor (that is, you deposit your earnings directly to your personal bank account and don’t have a S Corporation or...

Freelancer Retirement Planning: What You Need To Know If You’re Self Employed

Saving For Retirement As A Freelancer
Whenever I speak with my fellow freelancers about money stuff, retirement comes up. All. The. Damn. Time. And do you know what’s even more surprising than that? The sheer number of freelancers and self-employed professionals who don’t have the foggiest idea of how, exactly, they...

The Best Reddit Personal Finance Tips

By Tony Webster from Portland, Oregon, United States - Change, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39882332
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....

Starting A LLC For Freelancers: Pros And Cons

Bills, bills, bills
There are advantages and disadvantages to starting a LLC for freelancers. Weighed with alternatives like being a sole proprietor or forming a S-Corporation, you have to decide what is right for you. Forming a single-employee Limited Liability Corporation, or LLC, as a freelancer is one...

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...

Xero TaxTouch: A Tax App Just For Freelancers

Almost Millions: Personal Finance For Freelancers, 1099ers, & The Self-Employedvideo
I've always been a big fan of Xero, the excellent web-based accounting and bookkeeping software for small businesses. Now, Xero has an iPhone and iPad app designed just for freelancers and the self-employed in order to making taxes easier. Xero TaxTouch is a new app that...

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