Negotiating a copyright buyout for your photos
Has a client ever told you they want to own the copyright to the photographs you’re shooting for them? And then you weren’t sure what to do? This can be a stressful situation, but it doesn’t have to be.
Money news you can use – January 2022 edition
A summary of money-related news I’ve been reading and that I think you might find useful: getting student loans forgiven, updating your will or estate plan, saving for retirement and staying calm in a scary stock market.
How a tiny shift in my perspective sparked creative thoughts
Last week, for the first time in over a year, I listened to the original Broadway cast recording of “Hamilton” from the beginning instead of the middle. Irrational! Daring! But honestly, I wouldn’t have done it if it hadn’t been for an assignment for my memoir writing workshop to “do something different.”
Money news you can use – Dec. 2021 edition
A summary of money-related news I’ve been reading and that I think you might find useful: building generational wealth, business accounting made simple, federal student loan relief and what the LGBTQ community needs to know about social security.
Health insurance options for freelancers
It’s that time of year again: Open Enrollment for buying health insurance through the federal government or your state (aka Obamacare). This isn’t your only health insurance, option, though. As a self-employed freelancer, there are several ways you can pay for all or some of your medical bills.
Three things you can do now to prepare your photo business for tax season
Taxes might be the last thing you want to think about as we head into the end of the year. But with a bit of organization and planning now, you can save yourself stress and time later. Here are three things you can do to get yourself and your photography business ready for tax season.
Money news you can use – Nov. 2021 edition
A summary of money-related news I’ve been reading and that I think you might find useful: important info for student loan borrowers, tips for keeping your winter electricity bills down, stats on cities with the best credit scores and expert advice for getting out of debt.
Switching from Gmail to ProtonMail to protect privacy and save money
Over the past several months, I’ve become less-than-enamored with Google and other big tech companies continuously collecting data about me. So last month, I decided to something about it: I closed almost* all my Gmail accounts — including the Google email accounts I paid for — and switched to a paid ProtonMail account.
What types of insurance do photographers need?
Insurance is vital for protecting your life, your stuff and your ability to earn money. Insurance may seem like an unnecessary expense, especially for a self-employed photographer or creative person. Plus, there are so many kinds of insurance that it can be confusing. But it doesn’t have to be!
Money news you can use – Oct. 2021 edition
A summary of money-related news I’ve been reading and that I think you might find useful: how social media can lead to bad spending habits, talking about money before marriage, protecting yourself from online card fraud, and investing in cryptocurrencies.