Winter Is Coming

Winter is Coming

Also known as… why freelancers need a Stark mentality. I’ve recently gotten into watching Game of Thrones, after giving up waiting for the next book, and that Stark motto has really resonated with me. Winter is coming. When the show opens, you meet the Stark family and they are a group who clearly have it…

Savings Account Basics for the Novice Saver

Savings Account Basics for the Novice Saver

Spending money is fun, but saving money is smart. No you can’t take it with you once you leave, but I’m sure we’ve all had at least one happenstance in our lives in which having a lump sum of cash tucked away could have done some good. Whether you’re financially well off or you’re struggling…

How to Prioritize Your Savings Accounts

How to Prioritize Your Savings Accounts

I am a list maker and a goal setter. How else do you achieve things if you don’t know what you want to achieve? I’ve never actually been a huge fan of New Year’s Resolutions, but since I started blogging, I’ve used that as my time each year to reassess my financial goals and sort…

Are Credit Unions For You (And Me)?

Are Credit Unions For You (And Me)?

I’ve been 100% sold on Ally for about 5 years. It’s a terrific bank with few downsides, but every once in a blue moon, I need a brick and mortar institution to help me out with something like a cashier’s check or a large cash deposit. I’ve banked with Wells Fargo (who made my life…

To Collect Unemployment or Not?

To Collect Unemployment or Not?

I realize in the entertainment industry, periods of collecting unemployment are the norm. I’ve never thought twice about a friend telling me they were on unemployment. Until the friend became me. Or might become me. I’m still not 100% decided. I’ve always thought of unemployment as a drastic final measure to make sure you’re fed…