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Personal Finance for Artists & Freelancers

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Surviving and thriving as a freelancer or working artist requires strong financial management skills, but getting there can seem stressful and overwhelming. Join financial expert and Fordham University MBA holder Galia Gichon for an introduction to a painless, seven-step plan for taking control of your personal finances.

In this course, you’ll set financial goals, create a budget that works for you, and establish the habits that lead to financial health. You’ll learn how to make financial planning less time-consuming by spending 30 minutes a week directly focused on your budget, spending, savings, and investments. You’ll also learn how to create immediate growth in your savings and investment accounts. Galia will also share key techniques for taking the stress and uncertainty out of planning for retirement.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to confidently and successfully manage your personal finances, and have more time (and money!) to do the work you love.


  • Importance of Creating Financial Habits
  • Your Snapshot: Where Are You Today?
  • Creating Goals that Really Work
  • Dealing with Debt
  • How to Work with Your Debt
  • Credit: Lifeblood to the Future
  • How to Raise Your Credit Score
  • Spending Smarter Plans (Budgets)
  • How to Create a Spending Plan That Works
  • Create a Weekly Spending Plan
  • Tips to Spend Smarter
  • Love & Money
  • Make Your Savings Automatic
  • Taxes: Don't be Afraid
  • Which Retirement Plan is Best for You?
  • Start Today - Where to Invest?
  • Retirement Forecast - How Much to Save?
  • How Much Should You Charge?
  • Mutual Funds, Investments, ETFs
  • Food Groups of Investments
  • Diving Into Mutual Funds and Investments
  • Deeper Dive Into 4 Food Groups of Mutual Funds
  • Diversify Diversify Diversify
  • Retirement Forecasting
  • Funds: Back to Basics
  • Your Financial Checklist: Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care, Disability Insurance, & Wills
  • Estate Planning & Home FInancing
  • Kids & College
  • Take Charge with 30 Minutes A Week

Taught by

Galia Gichon


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