MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR ARTISTS
If I Were A Rich Man…I’ll Tell You What I’d Do.
If I Were A Rich Man…I’ll Tell You What I’d Do.
If I Were A Rich Man…I’ll Tell You What I’d Do.
Hello Creative Financiers! It’s been a little while, just a little while. But very soon you and I will be one, two, three, four again. Saving and growing our wealth once more! In today’s post, we’re going to chat about
What To Do In A Bear Market
What to do in a bear market? Be a tinman. - That’s what you should do in a market downturn, like the one we’re seeing right now. You may have heard recently that we have officially entered a “bear market”. - Wait back
How To Make Money Fast, Slowly.
Did the title of this post cause a double take perhaps? What on earth could that mean, “how to make money fast, slowly.” - Allow me to explain. - The other day I made $16,000 in about 5 minutes. I did this using a
What Do Stocks And Broadway Shows Have In Common?
Let’s play with our imaginations for a bit! Don’t worry, the fact that you’re here reading a blog called “Creative Finance” signals that you’re probably in the right place, and I’m willing to bet that imagination might be a kind
As we skirt past the two-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic, it becomes harder and harder to remember the start of this whole experience. Yet those formative months at the beginning of 2020 have shaped the world we
Employee vs Independent Contractor: Where Do You Belong?
If you’ve worked professionally as an artist and made any kind of money via your trade, you were likely paid in one of two ways: as either an employee or an independent contractor. Let’s talk about what it means to
Financial Resolutions For The Artist.
Happy New Year! Broadway Joe here, the writer behind Creative Finance. It’s a whole new year, and you know what that means… time to put some resolutions in place and set some intention on how to best achieve control of
Aim For Average Investing.
Today’s post is going to take some warming up to, but I promise if you can train yourself to subscribe to this very simple mantra, you’re going to grow and build wealth in your sleep. We’re going to talk all about
Do You Need A Financial Advisor? Advice To The Players.
Nearly a year into my blogging adventure, there’s one topic we haven’t touched on yet, and it’s definitely worth mentioning. This blog has hopefully been immensely helpful to my readers, but it’s possible there is still a fear holding you back
Investing With Imagination. What Kind Of Fool Am I?
In terms of investing, I’ve given you a pretty simple easy path forward. Simple little things, ETFs and Mutual Funds, there’s nothing like em’. But today we’re going to deepen the conversation, and talk about investing with imagination. - Specifically my imagination. - You see dear reader,
Understand A Credit Score. Is It Really Me?
There’s something you’ve probably heard of, nodded your head at a party when someone mentions their number, and have relatively little understanding of how or why it changes on a dime. Today we’re going to learn how to understand a credit
Broadway VARS Model.
Today we’re going to examine the business of the Broadway industry through the lens of the VARS model, developed by Deepak Somaya, Professor at University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign. Introducing
Best Free Cash Back Apps. The Money Tree.
I wanted to take a break this week from the more lofty economic concepts, and instead focus in on some simple, practical additions to your financial practice that will literally make you extra money in your sleep. Today we’re going to
Investing vs. Trading. Wait For It.
For those that follow the stock market, and the activity therein (or have a general awareness of what’s going on in the world) you might have heard of some funky stuff happening recently around GameStop, Bitcoin, Legally Mistofferums, and more. Big shifts
Using Multiple Savings Accounts. I’ll Show You A Thing Or Two.
I’ve long hinted here at Creative Finance that I personally use a number of different accounts and banks for a number of different purposes. Today I’m very excited to tell you all about my system of using multiple savings accounts for
New Financial Intentions For A New Year. New Attitude.
Welcome to 2021, Creative Financiers! We have rounded the corner into a new year of new possibilities and intention. We’re off to a very rocky start geo-politically, which serves as a sobering reminder that even as we “turn the corner” into a new
Year In Review. SIX Things I’m Grateful For.
Can you believe 2020 is finally coming to an end in a matter of mere hours? I don’t typically subscribe to the “blame the year” movement that seems to happen every December, but boy has this one been a doozy. However, I
How To Finance Your Art. It’s All Greek To Me.
Happy December, Creative Financiers! My first holiday gift to you this season is a very special guest post (first time at Creative Finance!) from my colleague and friend Ethan Steimel. Ethan has launched a phenomenal podcast this year
Best Retirement Investing Order For Artists. Where Do I Go?
With so many different investing vehicles around, you might be thinking where do I even start? 401k, Roth IRA, HSA- there are so many! Today we’re going to review the best retirement investing order for artists. A plan so fool proof, even dear
AEA 401k Withdrawal. Use What You Got.
We’re well into the fall season folks, and while we’ve been living inside of this pandemic for 8 (!) months, there’s no doubt times are as tough as they’ve ever been for professionals working in live entertainment. To that end, if
5% High Interest Savings Accounts. Think Of The Time I Save.
Today’s post is an exploration and deep dive into 5% high interest savings accounts. We’re going to talk about some non-traditional accounts you can pursue, that will put your money to very good use long term. - Remember how important it is to Be
Best Free HSA For Artists. Heart And Music.
Alright my savvy Creative Financiers. Today we’re going to dive deep into the best free HSA for Artists, or Health Savings Account. - We’ve spent a good many months laying the foundation for our path to financial independence. I’m very excited to start to get
What Baking Can Do. Conscious Spending On What You Eat.
- Raise your hand if you know someone who tried to make their own “sourdough starter” back in the spring. - Raise your other hand if the way you personally spent money on food was flipped upside down back in March when the quarantine started. - Ok
Simple Little Things. Investing In ETFs and Index Funds.
Please see my Disclosures page before checking out today’s post. I am not a financial advisor or planner, nor am I a CPA. The contents of this post are provided for informational purposes only- make sure to do your own research!
On The Right Track. Strategies For Paying Down Credit Card Debt.
- Credit card debt really sucks. - There’s a decent chance that many of the folks that come to this blog to learn a little bit about personal finance are battling some kind of debt. And none worse, in my opinion, than credit card
What You Want. The Difference Between Banks and Credit Unions.
- Small confession to make. I don’t actually know everything there is to know about personal finance. - *Phew*. Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let me explain. - I come back to this blog week after week, hoping to illuminate concepts and ideas that might help you on
There You Are! What’s In My Wallet: Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Time to put the personal in personal finance. - I’m jazzed for today’s post: the first in a series of what credit cards I use, why I use them, and an examination of whether or not they’re actually worth the fees. - And I’m starting with one of
The Fire Within Me. Breaking Down FIRE.
- What is FIRE? - Financial. Independence. Retire. Early. - I’m not wasting any time getting started today, because these FIRE folks aren’t messing around. - In personal finance, FIRE refers to a subset community of people who are actively stashing away giant portions of their income, while maintaining low
Starting Here, Starting Now. Start a Roth IRA.
- This post may contain affiliate links. - Today is a good day. Today we’re going to talk about what I believe is one of the greatest innovations in modern investment. - What if I told you there is an easy to use tool out there,
You And Me, But Mostly Me. App Review: Dobot
This post may contain affiliate links. - Today’s post is my first review of a Fintech App I think you’re all really going to like! - Say hello to my little friend. Dobot. - Before we get into all the wonderful little details of what makes Dobot
Make Our Garden Grow. A Guide to Union Retirement Benefits.
- When I say “retirement”, you say “____”? - My guess is that the answer to that question for a good many of you was “Errr, 401ks, Pensions, and stuff?” - And that’s correct! 401ks, Pensions, and stuff. The “stuff” we need to talk about today is Compound Interest. Because
Get Out And Stay Out. Go The Way Of Online Banking.
- I went through a break up earlier this year. It was one of the longest relationships I was ever in. I felt safe and taken care of for a very long time, but then the more I came to learn, the more
Be Prepared! Why You Should Have An Emergency Fund.
- Earlier this year, I didn’t really have a well-financed emergency fund. And then an emergency happened. A really big one, and it kind of upended life as we knew it. - Do you know the one I’m talking about? You get one guess. Rhymes
Let’s Start At The Very Beginning. Tracking Income, Expenses, and Net Worth.
- One of the biggest red flags I find in talking to people about personal finance is the lack of clarity on three of the most important concepts we’re going to refer back to over and over again in this blog. - Income. Expenses. Net
Who Am I? I’m Broadway Joe.
Hello! As we say in the days of Zoom, it’s a pleasure to e-meet you. My name is Broadway Joe, and welcome to my blog. If you are reading this, you are among the very first readers of this blog- and I’ll start with