Laying a Solid Financial Foundation

Before you can build the kind of career that allows you to fund your desired lifestyle, you need to build a solid foundation on which that career can grow and thrive. Specifically, you need a certain amount of money to establish and maintain your freelance business through the inevitable first-year ups and downs. You also need enough savings to cover emergencies and other unexpected expenses. You need to create and start funding a retirement savings account. And you need a certain level of insurance coverage to protect you from events that could wipe out or severely impact your finances.
That might sound overwhelming, but it’s actually pretty straightforward once you break it down. So let’s look at each of ...

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