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A few years ago my money situation was a disaster- and to be honest- disaster is a nice way to put it. The real talk way to put it is this: A few years ago, my money situation was a shit show.

Here’s what it looked like: my bookkeeping was def not done, I was overdrawing my bank account, had a mountain of credit card debt,

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Self-Employed| Business| Entrepreneur| Money Tips

Is the state of your self-employed finances seriously bumming you out? It feels like there is never enough time in the day to do it all and *everything* is slipping through the cracks. And you just KNOW it’s going to take forever to get this mess straightened out.

Here’s the thing- you’re wrong.

It actually is possible to get your finances organized and under control without it shaving years off of your life.

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Small Business| Finances| Self-Employed| Entrepreneur

Let’s talk about your small business finances. Oh, you don’t want to? Rather talk about something else? Like the latest episode of the Bachelor?

Okay, I’m being facetious, but if this is you every time your small business finances get mentioned, let’s talk- for real.

Business finances can be really daunting. Maybe you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing, are overwhelmed by everything you have to learn,

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Cash Flow| Small Business| Entrepreneur| Self-Employed

Guest Post from Trista Thompson

Hi! I’m Trista! I’m all about teaching the tech savvy how to use their kickass skills for fun, good juju, and serious profit! My next FREE course starts April 3d!

In (boring) business terms, cash flow management is: the process of monitoring, analyzing, and adjusting your business’ cash flows. Wait, don’t go! I’m going to speak way more plainly here,

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Aren’t budgets just the *worst*? I mean, they totally take the fun out of money and make you feel like you’re shackled to a boring set of numbers for eternity. Who needs them!

Well….actually…. you do.

A business budget is a tool that can help you manage the cash flow in your business and keep your spending and savings on track. If made correctly, a business budget can even be like a cheerleader,

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Write Offs| Tax Deductions| Self- Employed| Small Business

Sometimes I think if I were a superhero, my superpower would be bumming people out. I’m always the one to deliver bad news when it comes to write offs and taxes!

But, like any superhero, I do it for the good of humankind (especially the self-employed humans) even if it means I’m known as Major Bummer Pants.

It’s super common for people to make write off mistakes. It isn’t because they’re trying to fleece the system- it’s just because they never learned the ins and outs of write-offs.

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The big T is here and before you run away in horror like you just saw Slimer empty an entire buffet cart in his mouth, hear me out.

The biggest reason people put off getting prepped for their self-employed taxes is because they don’t know WHAT to prep or how. There are a million things they hear that they should be writing off, but they have no clear system for gathering this info.

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Money tips| Financial tips| Money mindset| Self-employed| Creative Entrepreneur

Are you seduced by the deep dark hole of procrastination when it comes to your finances? You know the one- it looks like binge watching Netflix and eating Nutella on potato chips instead of filing your receipts and doing your bookkeeping.

Yea, so am I.

A few months ago I had the pleasure of chatting with Lindsay Maloney on her podcast Self-Made and Savvy all about procrastination and your finances.

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CPA|Tax preparer|Accountant| How to| File Taxes| Self-Employed| 1040

Does the thought of doing your taxes totally bum you out? Late nights combing through Turbo Tax and Google, trying to figure out if that one random deduction actually applies to you. Hitting Submit unconfidently and crossing your fingers that you didn’t screw something up.

Well, good news! There is a super magical person that can do all that combing and submitting for you- a CPA or Enrolled Agent.

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Bookkeeping| Accounting| Recordkeeping| Small Business| Creative EntrepreneurDo you ever wish there was a blueprint for how to manage your money as a self-employed person? I do!

When I first went full-time self-employed I was clueless about how to deal with my money. I went from the cushy life of an employee, with a regular paycheck and taxes only once a year, to reality of self-employment- clients don’t pay you on time, you have mega taxes to pay, and you’re managing two sets of finances.

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