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Saving and Investments Basics for Artists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA63rjeOE34 Why is saving important for artists and creatives? Everybody should cultivate the habit of saving money – but it is particularly important for creatives, especially self-employed artists. Saving money may come from the idea of delayed gratification. Yes, you might not be spending that extra dollar to material goods like a brand-new car or …

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Debt: The Artist’s Worst Enemy

https://youtu.be/n0F1vP8g-8U Debt is a sensitive subject, but it is probably the most important to tackle on the way to financial stability. According to debt.org, the total U.S. consumer debt is at $14.9 trillion. That includes mortgages, auto loans, credit cards and student loans. The average household credit card debt is $5,315. In Canada, Canadian households …

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Retirement for the Artist

Do artists really retire? Many people often think that artists don’t ever retire and keep working until their deathbeds. Hell, younger I used to believe I’d keep working forever until I die. But that’s the eternal, naïve and invincible youth talking. Of course, everybody’s bodies and health fail as one starts to reach a certain …

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Artists and Money: Easy steps for creatives to become financially stable

Artists and money have a love/hate relationship. For those of us who grew up in underprivileged and even middle-class families, the word money both sounds like a curse word and the Holy Grail at the same time. I grew up with the ideas that money was scarce; that money only existed with a select few; that money was …

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