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December 5, 2022
December 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Savor 1,644. That’s the number of individuals I worked with this year. 251 of them joined me in one-on-one coaching sessions and (approximately) 1,393 attended one of 67 workshops I led – virtually and in person […]

November 7, 2022
November 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Learn Is there something you’ve always wanted to know? For years I have watched the same incredible tree turn the most vibrant orangey-red color each fall. I pass this tree regularly, and its color each year […]

October 3, 2022
October 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Contribute “A new phase” is how Serena Williams described her retirement from tennis earlier this year. That phrase resonated strongly with many of the folks I work with, especially in the context of retirement planning, which […]

September 6, 2022
September 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Manage It’s no secret that your costs have been going up. Supplies, transportation, and especially food are noticeably more expensive right now – even though prices are a bit lower than they were last month. You […]

August 1, 2022
August 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Invest I had three particularly impactful conversations last month: Two in person and one via email. They all followed a similar script: Creative Person: So I looked at my [retirement/investment] account yesterday, and I’ve lost [big […]

July 5, 2022
July 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Measure It is tough out there. Prices for just about everything – gas, supplies, travel, groceries – are up, and they are up enough that even if you aren’t paying attention, you’re probably feeling a bit […]

June 6, 2022
June 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Capture “That’s a lot of work!” Her comment was met with laughter in the room, but she was exactly right: It is a lot of work to develop a comprehensive pricing strategy, especially in the arts. […]

May 2, 2022
May 2022 Message

It is no secret that creative individuals cultivate a variety of revenue streams to support their businesses. In fact, that is the foundation for the portfolio career model, which organizes those revenue streams into broad categories: Starring role, supporting cast roles, and production assistance work.

April 4, 2022
April 2022 Message

Welcome to April, the month when blooms are (finally!) appearing in my yard, my taxes are (finally!) complete, and my calendar is (finally!) opening up a bit. That bit of time is the perfect opportunity to reassess.

March 7, 2022
March 2022 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 are probably staring at a long list of […]

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