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Creative Business: Why Hip-Hop's Independent Model Has Taken Off
The hip-hop world closely resembles the creator economy. Music labels and media outlets were the gatekeepers for years and the internet, amongst many other things, helped break down those barriers.
This article by Dan Runcie explains how the industry-changing transition to an independent model was possible.
Money: A Look Inside Catch Benefits
This week I had the opportunity to chat with Daily Dot about my experience with the financial & tax automation app, Catch Benefits.
You can automatically set aside a percentage of every payment your receive for taxes, travel savings, retirement investing, and more. It's my favorite business finance app and highly recommend checking it out.
This week I released breadOS, a customizable money management system for self-employed creatives, built in Notion.
If you've ever felt overwhelmed or anxious about getting organized & managing money, this was made for you.
Each part of the template is custom-designed based on my experience as a financial planner and seeing what works with clients.
There's no fluff or unnecessary tools, just actionable prompts & systems to help you manage your money in a less stressful way.
If you want a copy, just click the button below & create a free Notion account if you don't already have one:
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🎙 Summaries of every episode of Josh Spector's "I Want to Know" podcast
📈 Why rising interest rates (and credit scores) matter
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