When I walked away from the normal day job last June, I said good-bye to 5:30 AM wake-up calls, daily routines, and helping build someone else's dream. I was all gung ho about building my dream and swimming in happy thoughts about all the time I get to invest in myself. Then reality hit and I had to say hello to inconsistent income, huge health insurance costs, small business start-up costs, and quite frankly, every type of cost you can imagine that'll make those large client wins look pretty bleak. And then, my end of year credit card statements came in. WHO THE HELL DO I THINK I AM-type spending like I've actually made it to the big leagues. Folks, I've got some major priorities to get in line, and the first thing up is managing my finances effectively.
I've got some thinking and strategizing to do, but here are some articles that are proving helpful in defining my goals:
- LearnVest's Guide to Money in Your 30's
- How to pay off your credit cards in 2015
- 13 Tips to Make Filing Your Taxes Easier
- Six Big Financial Differences Between a Normal Job & Self-Employment
Would love to hear your approach to managing money!