Coping With an Income Shortage

Most states don’t offer unemployment benefits for self-employed workers, so if something happens and you’re out of work, don’t expect to get help from your local unemployment office. Instead, it’s up to you to pull some strings to get through the rough patch. Predict...

Tiger Mom? Nope. Camel Mom.

If you’re not up to date on the latest parenting drama, the big buzz word is the new Tiger Mom book and following.  I’ll admit I’m intrigued, especially since I grew up with the products of these highly regulated Asian mothers who went on to Harvard and other...

Do We Need Payment Protection Laws?

Yesterday, I found a post on About.com’s Freelance Write mentioning a pending law that would provide payment protection for freelancers and other independent workers. Don’t get too excited. The law is currently in the New York Senate and would allow the New York...

4 AM Doesn’t Suck

When it comes up in conversation about my schedule, as it usually does, that I get up at 4 in the morning and jump right into writing until 6, I usually get the same response – Wow, that sucks! And it does, kind of. It’s not fun getting up at 4 in the morning. But it...

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