Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

About Valerie Rind

Valerie Rind is the author of the award-winning book, “Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads: True Stories of Friends, Family, and Financial Ruin.” With expertise in a broad range of personal finance and lifestyle topics, her work has been featured online in Time, Forbes, Fortune, MSN, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, PBS Next Avenue, and her own website at

During a hiatus from a corporate career, Rind worked for a housing authority where she created its pilot personal finance program for low-income individuals. She was one of the founding volunteer moderators for the myFICO community forum. Her social media links include Twitter and LinkedIn.

How to Tell If You Are Self-Employed

If you’re a freelancer, it’s critical to know whether you’re self-employed or an employee. The distinction has a major effect on your tax responsibilities.

How to Get Health Insurance as a Freelancer

One of your biggest expenses as a freelancer — after income and other taxes — might be health care coverage and medical costs. However, when it comes to getting covered, a lot has changed over the past few years.

Five Ways to Manage Your Finances As a Freelancer

Working as a freelancer or independent contractor is like riding a roller coaster. One month you’re flush with cash and the next you’re wondering how you’ll pay the bills. Sometimes you wish you still received a regular paycheck. How can you smooth out some of the financial bumps in the self-employment road?

What The Self-Employed Should Know About Filing Taxes

Whether you call yourself a freelancer, a solopreneur, a contractor, part of the gig economy, or simply self-employed — it’s likely you have to file tax returns and pay different types of taxes.

Attention Gig Economy Workers: You Have to Pay Taxes!

You’ve probably heard that the gig economy is overtaking the ways we work. But, how extensive is this phenomenon that smashes the standard of the 9-to-5 job?