The Ultimate Guide to Personal Finance for Creatives

Treyton DeVore
April 8, 2023

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Money: A Creative's Guide to Personal Financial Planning [article]

The financial life of a creative is more complex than most.

For those who have made creativity a career, you're responsible for two sets of finances - yours and your businesses.

For those starting out, you may be in the "starving" phase of an artist's career.

No matter what phase of the journey you're in, there are timeless lessons & frameworks that everyone can use to help build a solid financial foundation.

This is one of the longer posts I've written in a while, but I hope it serves as a guide and a starting point to helping you make sense of your money.

There are 10 sections in the post ranging from:

• Why tangible financial goals work

• Paying off debt

• How track your net worth

• The basics of estate planning

• What insurances to have

• And more

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🗓 this week

Friendly money & business reminders for self-employed creatives

✅ Create financial folders (for organization)

Why? Endlessly searching for documents that you (might..) need once a year is frustrating. What's more frustrating is not being able to find a necessity, like tax documents or business registrations.

A simple folder system could look like:

• Tax returns (current & past years' docs)

• Insurance policies (car, health, home/renter, disability, etc)

• Profit & loss statements, balance sheets

• All 1099 forms

• Copies of invoices

✅ Keep your portfolio/work updated


..more crumbs

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🚪  Inside  Tom Sachs' cult-like studio

🤌🏼 How  writing  can help you make better financial decisions

🎥 Watch:  How to edit better YouTube videos 

✍🏼 Freelance Finds:  New  "Glassdoor" tool for freelance rates

Thanks for reading 🖤

Treyton DeVore


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