Finances For Artists: Cash Flow and Career Planning

artistBy David John Marotta

The image of the starving artist has prevailed too long. At the July 24-29 San Diego Comic-Con there were tens of thousands of people working in the arts. Of the 650 hours of events and presentations, only one hour was devoted to financial planning for artists. Here are the financial essentials that artists avoid at their peril.

Financial planning is simply doing what it takes to give you the where-with-all to do what you want. The first time that financial planning keeps you from making a big mistake, it will have paid for itself ten times over. It is that important. The poorer you are the more you need financial planning. You don’t have any margin for mistakes.


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