Its been a while since I had a chance to post a discussion here on Outlaw Design Blog. Hell, it’s been a while since I have had a chance to post period. I apologize for that. I just got married and am trying to buy a house. So, as you can imagine, things have been pretty hectic around here. The whole buying a house thing is proving out to be a lot harder than I would have thought.
The problems in buying a house, especially in this day in age, is that my finances aren’t what they should be. Or at least thats what the bank thinks.
Like many other freelancers I’m sure, I’m guilty of not keeping up my books or tracking all my expenses. So, this got me thinking…how do all the other freelancers out there keep up with the “adult” side of life? What steps do you make to ensure you have a rainy day fund? How do you go about making sure your taxes get paid and you write off as much as you can? Do you have any sort of retirement account setup?
I’m sure many freelancers are either in the dark about how to take care of this sort of stuff or don’t think its worth while. As a result, I think it would be beneficial for everyone to share their thoughts and experiences on this matter.