How Are You Managing Your Money?

On Thursday, April 14, I’m giving the last in the Take Control of Your Money DesignCast series. This third part focuses on “How to Manage Your Money” and I am pleased to announce a special guest (and financial expert) will be joining me to talk about things you probably don’t want to talk about, but really need to, if you plan to be successful in business (and in life, for that matter).

Galia Gichon of Down to Earth Finance (and speaker at Creative Galia GichonFreelancer Conference 2010) will answer questions about:

  • The numbers you need to know
  • Controlling your money habits
  • Cash spending plans
  • Saving for retirement

I will also be outlining a few basic metrics you should be tracking in your business (all also covered in my new book, The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money), such as:

  • How many clients you need to have and what percentage of your business each should make up
  • What percentage of proposals submitted you should be winning (if you’re winning all of them, you’re probably not charging enough)
  • How many billable hours to be aiming for

What other money basics do you want to know about?

Details and registration here.

2 thoughts on “How Are You Managing Your Money?

  1. Alisa Bonsignore

    One of the things that I’ve noticed is that many freelancers look at their finances in a vacuum, comparing month-to-month or quarter-to-quarter.

    In the past year, we’ve finally started looking at our finances in the context of how we fare as a couple, not just monthly but at the end of the year. It turns out that a lengthy sit-down with an accountant led to some interesting discoveries about how we fall into various tax brackets based on my income (mine is the variable income in the equation, he is salaried) and how even small changes in my net income can have big effects on our taxes and cash flow.

  2. Warren

    Enjoyed reading your article ^_^
    Regarding the last question in the article, “What other money basics do you want to know about?” Can we have some advice on how to grow our money for retirement?
    Thank you.