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Best Business Practices for Photographers, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by John Harrington

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Chapter 18

Who’s Paying Your Salary and 401(k)?

It’s never too late to plan for your retirement. In fact, the earlier you start saving, the better off you’ll be when you do retire. Many of us think we’ll be making photos until our last breath because we love to, but what if we had to because we’d not planned for retirement?

If Everyone Hiring You Has a Retirement Plan, Shouldn’t You Have One, Too?

Most professional employers—the people who will be picking up the phone and calling to give you assignments and projects—have some form of retirement program for their employees. Some are stock programs, 401(k)s, and the like. There is no shortage of retirement benefits for the companies that are hiring photographers, so you’d do well to expect the ...

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