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5 Questions Retirees Should Ask Before Starting a Small Business

Retirement is usually a time to relax — but for others, it's time to open their dream business. Is it really the right move?

7 Signs It's Time to Quit Freelancing

The life of a freelancer has its ups and downs. But when the downs are outnumbering the ups, it may be time to move on.

8 New Year's Goals Every Freelancer Should Make

This New Year, reflect on everything that makes your small business awesome — and form a plan to make it even more so.

10 Fundamentals of Naming a Small Business

You've got a great small business idea; now it just needs a great name. Before you choose one, get familiar with the basic dos and don'ts.

6 Moves Every First Year Freelancer Should Make

Working for yourself is rewarding. Make these moves in your first year of business, and you'll be set for success.

6 Moves You Should Make Now for Your 2018 Taxes

The end of the year is fast approaching. Take some time now to get your taxes in order and you'll thank yourself come April.

How to Budget Consistently Without a Steady Paycheck

Adapting your finances to the freelance life takes a little finesse. No worries: You can budget like a boss even without a steady income.

5 Signs It's Time to Close Your Business

Your business was your dream. But if it's doing more harm than good, the best thing you can do is walk away.

10 Work Perks You Can't Get as a Freelancer

You're ready to strike out on your own. Before ditching your day job, find out what work perks the freelancing world simply can't match.

8 Ways Freelancers Can Make Sure They Get Paid on Time

The freedom of freelancing has one big caveat — actually getting those hard-earned dollars on time. Here's how to handle clients who won't pony up.

Here's How Your Taxes Will Change After You Start a Small Business

A lot goes into firing up a small business or side job. Prepare to tackle some tax changes, too!

4 Reasons You Might Have a "Phased" Retirement

If a total leave from the working world isn't in your cards, take your retirement in phases!

How to Tell if That Home Business Opportunity Is Really a Pyramid Scheme

It can be a pretty steep uphill climb to become a moneymaking MLM superstar.

8 Common Myths About Starting a Small Business

Working for yourself is the American dream. If you dream too big though, you might buy into these entrepreneurial myths.

Freelance Your Way to More Income and Flexibility

The Internet has changed so much of our lives — especially our work lives. Harness the power of the network so set yourself free.

What Freelancers and Side Giggers Need to Know About Income Taxes

Uncle Sam wants his due from everybody. That means you too, freelancers.

4 Best States to Start a New Business In

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well for many Americans. Their small business ventures would fare particularly well in these four states.

How to Save for Retirement Without a 401K

Work doesn't offer a 401K plan — now what? Get proactive and create a retirement plan for yourself.

6 Signs It's Time to Make Your Side Gig Your Career

Your side business is going gang busters, but are you ready to give up your day job? Here's what to ask before striking out on your own.

6 Financial Questions You Must Answer Before Going Freelance

Are you ready to strike out on your own? Before you drop your day job, make sure you really understand what your finances will look like.