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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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