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...

S Corporations And Double Taxation

S Corporations And Double Taxation
One of the easiest ways for self-employed entrepreneurs and freelancers to pay less in taxes is by starting a S Corporation. Although the cost of starting an S Corporation and the tax benefits vary from state to state, incorporating generally means that most full-time...

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...

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...

Self-Employment Tax Tips For April 18

Self-Employment Tax Tips
Tax season is upon us here at Almost Millions, the personal finance site for freelancers and the self-employed. This year, individuals have three extra days to file taxes--because April 15 falls on a Saturday and Monday, April 17 is a holiday in the District...

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:...