Financial Tips

Financial stability isn’t just a goal for us as Creatives, it’s a necessity. And in this economy, we’ve come to know that we have to create that stability for ourselves – whether we’re working full-time with a side hustle, full-time freelancing, part-time job with a full time hustle, or anything and everything in between. In honor of #NationalFinancialAwarenessDay, we’re sharing some tips and resources we’ve collected.  


Grab The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed: The Only Personal Finance System for People with Not-So-Regular Jobs. (Here’s the link to cop it on IndieBound if you want to support your local bookstore) This book was shared with us by Brooklyn based Multimedia Artist, D’Ana. Also if you’re a desiger, this Twitter thread she shared last year hasgreat insight AND a resource around pricing your services. 


The Fourfold Income Strategy by Josh Watters. Josh’s aim in this book is to show how anyone can create multiple income streams – doing what they love, doing what they are purposed and passionate about – and build wealth enough to live a stress-free life. (Here’s the link to cop it on IndieBound if you want to support your local bookstore.) Recommended to us by Marshall Shorts, #28 on our list of 37 #blkcreatives who inspire us to make our own rules.



Follow The Finance Bar on Instagram. If you’re looking for practical tips and reminders on getting your financial house in order while you scroll, The Finance Bar is your best bet. Visit their website to go deeper.


Hello Digit helps you save money without thinking and by far, it’s our FAVORITE way to get started with saving – even when things are tight. If you let it do its thing for six months without dipping into your stash, you’ll be suprised at your results.


Another Twitter thread from one of our faves on designers and pricing strategies. Bonus read: get some help with your portfolio from two of the BEST.


Career Consultant Latesha Byrd shared some LinkedIn tips for freelancers and creatives to secure new business – all things that can be done immediately.