Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

About Erin Lowry

Erin is a millennial personal finance expert and the founder of She's also the author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together. Lowry and her work have been featured on CBS Sunday morning, CNBC, Fox & Friends, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan and NBC News. Connect with Erin on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Tax Planning for the Busy Freelancer

Despite all the perks that come along with being a freelancer, paying taxes can quickly make you want to crawl back into the arms of a traditional employer. But, before you launch into complete panic mode, work through this tax planning checklist to prepare yourself for paying Uncle Sam.

7 Steps to Quitting a Corporate Job to Freelance

So you’ve finally decided to take the leap and join the growing freelance work force. Congrats! It’s thrilling and terrifying all wrapped up into one job.

What I Wish I Knew About Taxes for Freelancers When I Started

I write about money for a living. You would think that fact alone would protect me against some, if not all, the surprises that come with paying taxes. But alas, the transition from salaried employee to employee with a side hustle and then to a full-time self-employed person came with a few stumbles.

How to Manage Taxes with a Full-Time Job and a Side Gig

The first year I started a side gig in addition to my day job, I had no clue about quarterly estimated taxes.

11 Money Questions to Ask Your Roommate

Making the decision to live with someone, especially a perfect stranger, can completely disrupt your life. If you make the wrong choice, you could wind up sharing space with a disrespectful slob who pays rent late – if at all.

How to Track Self-Employed Expenses All Year Long

Numerous advantages come with being your own boss. For starters, you can set your own hours and vacation schedule. It gives you the flexibility to work remotely and spend some time enjoying a nomadic lifestyle. In fact, you may not have to change out of sweatpants for an entire day! But, those perks aside, there […]

How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

Being your own boss comes with a variety of perks. But it also forces you to handle work typically taken care of by a human resource or finance department. For example, you have to find your own health care plan and deduct taxes from your paycheck. And, when it comes to saving for retirement, it’s your responsibility to start a savings fund.

9 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Day

Weddings are known as a once in a lifetime event. But, while choosing the perfect venue and finding a beautiful gown are important, it’s probably best for your wedding day to not cost your entire life savings.

7 Steps to Complete a Mid-Year Financial Check-Up

Annual wellness check-ups are a great way to keep tabs on your health and ensure you’re making the right choices for your mind and body. But, when it comes to your personal well-being, are annual check-ups only for your physical health? What about your financial well-being?