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Matthew McConoughey’s thoughts on taking ownership of your life in 2021

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

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 [...]

Before you become a full-time freelancer

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. 

How will freelance work affect social security?

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. 

Stay at home jobs that work

If you’ve ever looked for a job on Craigslist, you’ve seen those work-from-home scams far too many times. “Work from home for 4 hours a day! $2500 per week!”. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. 

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