Sarah White is our recommended estate planning and probate lawyer. Sarah has been an attorney for almost 19 years and loves helping individuals and families plan for the future from her Marietta, Georgia office. During law school Sarah had an estate planning class and loved it so much because she wanted to use her degree [...]
February seems like the perfect month to discuss marriage and money. I know you have all heard it said that the number one thing couples fight about is money and finances. Check out this article by Dave Ramsey with statistics on how money issues can ruin a marriage. Financial problems are one of the [...]
A legacy is the impact you make on those who outlive you. Sometimes a legacy includes a gift, or an inheritance (money, property, a family business), but it is not limited to finance or monetary possessions. A legacy is your way of leaving your mark on the world and leaving the world a better [...]
The 4 W.I.S.E Income Streams Founder and President Tim Goodwin wrote a book called, Exponential Wealth: How to Create Sustainable Income for Life. In his book he explains exponential wealth is composed of multiple income streams that you’ve been intentionally building over time. Tim explained, “One of the benefits of having exponential wealth is [...]
The dance of fate and control According to Donald Miller and Matthew McConoughey “Fate is a terrible writer -- and it shouldn’t be the one in the driver’s seat of your life. But there has to be a balance between fate and control, right?” Matthew McConaughey’s take on this topic is an inspiring one, [...]
Freelance and Social Security Thankfully, there's one benefit you won't have to relinquish if you pursue a freelance career: Social Security. Freelancers have the same access to Social Security as salaried employees and are eligible provided they rack up enough lifetime credits (40 credits). Former freelance workers can begin collecting those benefits between age [...]
While being a freelancer brings certain benefits, working for yourself also comes with a unique set of challenges. So before you quit your full-time job and go it on your own, consider these three perspectives.
Freelancing is not for everyone. Without the security of a steady paycheck, freelancers need to prepare for the "what ifs." So, here are the three reasons why every freelancer needs a bigger-than-average emergency fund.
If you're an entrepreneur, your every day includes a degree of financial uncertainty. That's why it's important to find the balance between investing in your business and saving for your future.
Retirement may give you the freedom to write a novel or exercise your green thumb, but it does not mean you have to stop working altogether. While you can collect social security at the full retirement age (67 if you were born after 1960), many people continue their career or start a side project for extra income. However, freelance, contract or sideline work will affect your social security benefits. Here’s what you need to know.