It was a rapid fire Q&A event with the discussion focused on Business and Personal Finance for artists (my favorite!), and I spent the day typing as fast as my little fingers could tap to address all the thought-provoking questions. Here’s a few them in a multi-question installment of ‘Ask […]
You + Money Smarts = Art Forever
Hi Everyone, I have been thinking about you all lately, and have been so happy to have heard from so many of you in recent weeks. I don’t know if it’s the season, or if it’s because I’ve been publishing Smartly now for over a year, and you’re realizing that […]
Do I have to be a corporation to be a working artist?
What are your thoughts on incorporating oneself? Have you done it? Seems like maybe a funny thing for a painter to do, but if there are good reasons to do it, maybe I will. — AC Dear AC, This is a great question, and I know a lot of other […]
Christina is Now a Certified Financial Education Instructor!
Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share the news that I am now a Certified Financial Education Instructor. I just completed the training and passed the exam — Huzzah! This training was great for me, not because I didn’t already know my sh#t (I’ve got personal finance set on a […]
Why you need to start a Show Fund
There is nothing more gratifying than showing the work you’ve spent so much of your time, sweat, and super powers on. For many of us it feels like the end game — the goal. Walking into a gallery with clean white walls and seeing your work well hung and well […]
Time Value of Money MiniClass Part 3 — Opportunity Cost
You are just a few minutes away from understanding how to calculate the Opportunity Cost associated with your decisions! This is seriously the insight that guides each and every one of my financial decisions. I hope you spend the last few minutes to look at Part 3, because figuring out […]
Did I do anything right in my 20s? Hindsight is 20/20
This summer I reached my 20th anniversary of moving to San Francisco, so it was perfect timing when a representative from Personal Capital, my favorite, FREE, online financial software company, contacted me and asked if I would write about what I did in my 20s that set myself on track […]