Freelancing with a disability

In a lot of ways, freelancing is the perfect career. You make your own hours. You set your own rules, and you get to pick your clients and your projects. Best of all, your career depends on nothing and no one but you. But freelancing also comes with its fair share of liabilities. The most…

Keep your eyes safe from this hidden summer threat

Summer fun this year — even more than usual — is all about the great outdoors. Whether hiking, at the beach, or just relaxing at your local park, people are spending more time than ever outside. You wouldn’t risk a sunburn by going out without sunscreen. So why would you risk your eyes? That’s right…

Stressed? Can’t sleep? Try a breathing exercise.

You do it 960 times every hour, about 23,040 times per day. In fact, you’re doing it right now. Most importantly, researchers have discovered that most of us are doing it wrong. I’m talking about breathing. You’re probably thinking, “I know I get a lot of mundane activities like eating and exercising wrong, but breathing?…

Staying positive in uncertain times

How are you doing? Really. I felt compelled to write about something that probably resonates for you right now – the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our families, communities, and businesses. As the news seems to get worse by the day (scratch that, hour), it can be hard to find one’s center during uncertain…

Health insurance enrollment is open again in some states

This article is reproduced with the permission of our partner, Trupo. Depending on where you live, you can now sign up for a health insurance plan if you missed the open enrollment period in 2019. Currently, 12 states and Washington, D.C., have their own health insurance exchanges, which means they can independently decide whether they…

A stress management system for challenging times

This title caught your eye because you are, perhaps, experiencing a lot more stress and anxiety right now than you were a week or a month ago. What I will share with you will not change the way things are, but it may change how you respond to those things. First, you need to be…

How freelancers can claim paid sick leave in a coronavirus emergency

On Friday, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor announced two new refundable tax credits that offer relief to employees, small and midsize businesses, and the self-employed under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020. How will these credits help freelancers…

What freelancers need to know about coronavirus

With tens of thousands of cases in more than 100 countries and Facebook memes traveling faster than the speed of light, the coronavirus outbreak seems to be the only thing people are talking about right now. But what does it mean for your work as a freelancer? If you work from home, the recommendation to…