Being self-employed gives you the freedom and flexibility to set your own hours, work at your own pace and be your own boss. Unfortunately, self-employment also means lack of a steady income, no sick or vacation days, and no employer-provided health benefits. The federal government requires that everyone have health insurance or face an IRS… Continue Reading ›

It’s Time to Get Creative About Your Health Insurance As an artist, writer, photographer or other creative professional, you may love the freedom you have working for yourself and building a solid portfolio. But as a freelancer, you already deal with unpredictable income, which can make it difficult to budget properly. Unfortunately, the fact that… Continue Reading ›

Looking for Insurance? How to Get Covered as an Independent Contractor Freelancers made up over a third of the U.S. workforce in 2014, and that percentage is likely to grow as workers branch out into independent territory. Even people who are working in brick-and-mortar businesses, like hairdressers, tattoo artists, taxi drivers or baristas, may work… Continue Reading ›