Posts by Alison Green

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Think You Want to Work For Yourself? Here’s What You Should Consider.

There can be huge perks to being a full-time independent contractor: You set your own schedule. You decide what work you do and don’t want to do. You often make more money – and in some cases can really blow off the ceiling of your potential earnings.

However, before joining the land of the 1099 employees (1099 = the tax form you’ll be getting instead of a W2), make sure you’ve thought through the following five changes that will be coming your way, so you don’t get caught off guard or under prepared.

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Do You Need Life Insurance? Quite Possibly.

The older I get, the more time I find myself thinking about unsexy topics like wrinkles (hello, laugh lines that seemingly appeared on my face overnight!), retirement planning, and how I need to line up someone now to bring me food when I become a shut-in (that one could happen in the next three to five years).

Also, I think about life insurance. Yes, life insurance, because someday we are all going to kick the bucket, in many cases leaving behind financial dependents.

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