We are thrilled to announce that CFC 2011 (June 23-24 in Chicago) will be graced by Joseph D'Agnese and Denise Kiernan, authors of "The money book for freelancers, part-timers and the self-employed: the only personal finance system for people with not-so-regular jobs." Their book deals with everything people with “not so regular” jobs (freelancers and the self-employed) need to know about money.
Natalie Lustig reviewed the book on Post-Gazette.com. Here is an excerpt:
"The Money Book" goes far beyond the obvious "pay yourself first" principle. The authors outline a simple but effective method for money management. After you set aside enough to meet basic expenses, open separate savings accounts for dedicated purposes, including emergencies, retirement and taxes. These accounts will be funded systematically with set percentage allocations taken from each check you receive, no matter how large or how small.
There will always be something that you want/need to have right now, but you've got to resist the temptation to "just charge it" if you want to be debt-free. Saving consistently requires a great deal of self-discipline, but it does work. Once you get into the habit, you'll find that saving will become more satisfying than spending. When your financial priorities are under control, your stress and anxiety levels will often be reduced as well.
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