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Should You Use The Debt Snowball To Get Out Of Debt?

It's irresistable: When you're freeing yourself from debt, make sure to earn some easy victories first. That's the idea behind the debt snowball--a technique, popularized by Dave Ramsey, to pay off your debts with the lowest balance first... and not to tackle the debts with...

Why Graphic Designers (And Everyone Else) Should Talk About Money

Graphic designers take on projects that define their clients’ public image and persona. But many times, they aren’t paid fairly for that work. Fast Company’s Co.Design site recently ran a great piece on why graphic designers should talk more openly about money and how...

Pet Budgeting 101

Many of us have adorable animal companions, and we care for them dearly. But much like children, pets cost money to take care of. Along with costs for food, healthcare, and petsitting, there are also unexpected expenses to take care of. If you're a pet parent...

Unemployed Freelancer Blues: How Freelancers Can Receive Unemployment Benefits

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...

Salary Negotiation Tips

via GIPHY It's difficult to negotiate a salary. It's intimidating to negotiate a salary. But it rocks. Here's the situation in a nutshell: Your employer would like to pay you the minimum amount they can in order to retain you, so you they can keep the...

“People Die From Exposure!” Why You Should Never Work For Free (Except When…)

Something funny happens when you’re a creative worker who’s starting off in your career: People ask you to work for free. If you’re a professional mover, house cleaner, or handyperson, strangers won’t ask you to work for free frequently. But if you’re a photographer, writer,...

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