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December 1, 2021
December 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Breathe Take a deep breath. No really. Take a breath. And maybe one more too. You’ve done it. You’ve survived another not-quite-normal-and-actually-sometimes-awful year with stops and starts, growth and setbacks, accomplishments and challenges. In January I […]

November 2, 2021
November 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Retire One of the biggest benefits to a creative, entrepreneurial life is flexibility. (Oh sure, that can be a drawback too, but let’s focus on the benefit for now.) That benefit really comes into play when […]

October 4, 2021
October 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Invest My grandmother had an ironing day each week; it was the day after laundry day, and she would spend some amount of time ironing the clothes that had been washed. There is something delightfully intentional […]

September 7, 2021
September 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Monitor Upside down. That’s how one client a few weeks ago described how she was feeling. And who can blame her? The world feels upside down right now. Performing artists are planning for live events, while […]

August 2, 2021
August 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Prepare An unexpected vet bill to save a furry friend. The sudden loss of a job without warning. A decision to extend a vacation by one more week to get some extra writing done. What do […]

July 6, 2021
July 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Manage Merriam-Webster defines manage as “to handle or direct with a degree of skill.” I love that there is an active part of that definition: Handling, directing. It implies action, rather than passive indifference. I also […]

June 7, 2021
June 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Embrace I attended my first in-person event in a very long time last month: A year-end outdoor fashion show fundraiser for my college. I hugged a lot of people. We all did this delightfully awkward dance, […]

May 3, 2021
May 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Reassess I was listening to an interview with Anne Lamott and she quoted E.L. Doctorow: “Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make […]

April 5, 2021
April 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Diversify One of my favorite things to talk about is the portfolio career framework. By thinking about ways of earning money in different categories—starring role, supporting cast roles, and production assistance work—it can be easier to […]

March 1, 2021
March 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Reflect Welcome to March, the month where tax hypotheticals become real. By now you have probably received a handful of W-2s and 1099s from last year, and you may have even gotten some surprising ones for […]

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