Unmarried Couples – Separate Finances, Shared Expenses

Unmarried Couples – Separate Finances, Shared Expenses

As an unmarried dual-income couple who entered a relationship on equal financial footing,  money doesn’t create much stress in our relationship. We’re more likely to disagree about how high to hang a painting than we are about how much to spend on a vacation. But unmarried couples with ...
Planning For Your Final Career Year

Planning For Your Final Career Year

You’ve done it. All that smart saving and investing has brought you to your final year of work. But before you plan that first trip around the world, there’s a few nifty tactical planning moves you can make. If you want to save lots of money in your early 60s, here are five homework assignments
The Entertainment Professional Gets Financially Organized

The Entertainment Professional Gets Financially Organized

Congratulations. You’re now a successful entertainment professional. You have a lawyer, agent, and manager (LAM) to help steer you toward the right projects and you’ve established an S-Corporation to channel your earnings. Now, you just need a system for handling all this income so you don’t ...
Still Want to Live in the Big City?

Still Want to Live in the Big City?

Working Remotely, Living Anywhere Will you live in your current city forever? I’m not the only one who’s ever pondered this in Los Angeles gridlock, yet the vast majority of us keep the same home base even after our career obligations are over. So what would it look like to actually leave? ...
How to Be a Saver in the Entertainment Industry

How to Be a Saver in the Entertainment Industry

When you’re an entertainment professional, you may reach that exciting moment where your earnings are high and you’re suddenly feeling pretty darn rich. But as my writer-friend Dave says, you’re not rich in Hollywood until you can live off your investments. People in “the biz” (actors, ...