The Freelancers' Blog

Special Open Enrollment Extended to Provide Better Health Insurance Access & Affordability

Apr 2, 2021 1:34:39 PM / by SoleVenture posted in Health Insurance, Freelancer, Business of One, American Rescue Plan

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Self-employed workers and freelancers now have expanded access to major medical health insurance plans. In a typical year, the Open Enrollment period for individual plans is generally a 6-week period that ends on December 15th. As a result of the pandemic, however, the enrollment date for 2021 plans has been extended twice – first to May 15th, and most recently to August 15th. As part of the American Rescue Plan, President Biden just announced the second Special Enrollment extension so that individuals, including those who are self-employed, can make sure they are covering themselves and their dependents.

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4 Ways to Use Your Stimulus Payment to Grow Your Side Hustle

Mar 18, 2021 7:06:33 PM / by SoleVenture posted in Health Insurance, Freelancer, Taxes, Incorporate, Form Your Business, Business of One, Side Hustle, American Rescue Plan, Stimulus

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Last week, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law. The Plan has several benefits that can help freelancers. One of the biggest benefits is the payment of an additional cash stimulus to qualified individuals and families. If you reported less than $75,000 ($150,000 if you filed jointly) on your last tax return, you’ll receive a $1,400 stimulus payment per person, including children and dependents. This means an eligible family of 4 would receive $5,600 – this is a lot of money! (Use the IRS’ Get My Payment Tool to see when and how you will receive your payment if you haven’t already.)

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5 Ways to Tell If You Are Ready to Freelance Full-time

Mar 11, 2021 4:58:36 PM / by SoleVenture posted in Health Insurance, Freelancer, Taxes, Incorporate, Form Your Business, Business of One, Side Hustle

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10 Valuable Tax Deductions for Freelancers

Dec 30, 2020 8:00:14 PM / by SoleVenture posted in Freelancer, Year-end, Taxes, Incorporate, Business of One, Side Hustle

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If you are a freelancer or self-employed professional, you could be eligible for a number of money-saving tax deductions that can boost your bottom line. This article is an overview of 10 potential tax deductions to keep in mind as you prepare for tax season. (As with almost anything tax-related, there will be some nuance regarding what can be written off and for how much, so be sure to conduct additional research or consult with an accountant as needed.)

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3 Reasons Why Incorporating Your Freelancing Business Today Will Make You More Money Tomorrow

Dec 20, 2020 4:55:53 PM / by SoleVenture posted in Freelancer, Lessons, 2021, Taxes, Incorporate, Form Your Business, Business of One

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Hindsight is 2020: Strategies for a Successful Year-End

Dec 9, 2020 2:22:47 PM / by SoleVenture posted in Health Insurance, Freelancer, Gratitude, 2021, Year-end, Taxes

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2020 was an unimaginable year. By late March, we were fighting a global pandemic amidst quarantine orders and lockdowns that drastically changed the way we live and work. As remote work and flexibility became more commonplace, even more people began to enter the freelance workforce. Whether you are a longtime freelancer or whether you are just starting your freelancing career, this article shares several strategic tips for you to wind down 2020 and plan for a successful 2021.

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Business Lessons from a Great Dog

Nov 23, 2020 2:09:33 PM / by Eve Epstein posted in Freelancer, Gratitude

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Last week I lost my wonderful dog Daisy, and SoleVenture lost our mascot. As we head into Thanksgiving, I give thanks for 10 lessons that Daisy taught me about business.

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