How to Invest in Yourself as a Freelancer Modest Money6 Comments

Great news for freelancers: you’re in high demand right now! Freelance work in almost any digital industry is in extremely high demand, and is available stateside too. Payroll company reports that high growth is occurring in small and mid-sized businesses. These are the same companies that outsource the minutia so that in-house employees can focus on scaling. Unfortunately, going freelance isn’t an easy transition. Aside from quitting your job, with or without a safety net, you have to navigate the world of owning a business. As an independent contractor, you essentially run your own business.

If you want to grow your business, you need to figure out how to make your money work for you. That’s a challenge when you’re barely squeezing by. Don’t expect to grow by millions in the beginning, unless you have incredible luck, but these tips will help long-term freelancers grow responsibly.

Understanding the Concept of Escrow

When you’re buying a home, you put money into an escrow account that disperses the funds to where they need to go. The company will take funds from the buyer and the seller, then distribute…

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PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) – What to Know and How to Fight it

By : Adam | 1 Oct 2014

The predatory sale of Payment Protection Insurance has been going on in the UK for more than a decade. For this unfamiliar or apparently unaffected, PPI is an additional insurance product added to the purchase of loans such as mortgages and what have you. If, …

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3 Little Known Ways to Save on Life Insurance

By : Adam | 30 Sep 2014

The following is a guest post from Chris Huntley, co-founder of JRC Insurance Group. There may not be another industry where overspending is more common than life insurance. With nearly 1200 reputable, licensed companies offering around 10 types of policies, and most priced in 12 …

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Understand your Financial Aid Award Letter [INFOGRAPHIC]

By : Adam | 29 Sep 2014

Once you are accepted into college and have filled out the FAFSA, you will start receiving financial award letters from each of your schools of choice with different financial aid results. These letters will include all federal, state, and college-specific financial aid award information for …

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OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card Review

By : Adam | 26 Sep 2014

A secured credit card is an excellent way for anyone to build credit and improve their credit scores. It’s a responsible step that pays off fairly quickly. The OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card will be backed by funds that you deposit as security for the …

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How Today’s Brightest Executives Get Recruited

By : Adam | 25 Sep 2014

The executive career path used to be predictable. At least more predictable than it is now. The financial crisis, now six years in the rear view, still haunts many sectors to this day. Because the sting of job uncertainty is still felt, many upper management …

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A Future without Contact

By : Adam | 24 Sep 2014

We’ve seen it in the movies, we’ve read about it in books, but paying for items with just a tap of your phone is now a real and viable option in modern day times. The world of NFC (Near Field Communication) is rapidly expanding and …

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