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    How to Jumpstart Your Art Career

    How to Jumpstart Your Art Career
    Are you an artistic person who loved to draw as a kid or took art classes in college, but was discouraged away from art at as a serious profession? Or maybe you are a frustrated or struggling artist who has to work a ‘real’ job, or rear children with no time to create. Obviously, we all have rent or house payments ...
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    8 Successful Art-ternative Entrepreneurs

    8 Successful Art-ternative Entrepreneurs
    What do a flea-market ringleader, a popsicle maker, and an architecture nerd have in common? They—and five others—have built successful careers doing something truly novel: exactly what they want. Name: Sonja Rasula Project: Unique L.A. Years at it: Two Many people didn’t get what Sonja Rasula was talking about when she floated plans in 2008 to put on a massive, 90,000-square-foot ...
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    Top Ten Odd Ball Tax Deductions

    Top Ten Odd Ball Tax Deductions
    Page 1: Artists and Designers! Get Organized Before Tax Day Page 4: Schedule C for Artists and Designers Page 5: What Can Visual Artists Deduct on Schedule C? Page 6: Tax Preparation Checklist Page 7: 5 Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing Page 8: The 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions Admit it. As you've worked on your return, trying to ...
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    The 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
    Page 1: Artists and Designers! Get Organized Before Tax Day Page 4: Schedule C for Artists and Designers Page 5: What Can Visual Artists Deduct on Schedule C? Page 6: Tax Preparation Checklist Page 7: 5 Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing Page 8: The 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions TurboTax helps you find tax deductions you may have overlooked. ...
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    5 Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing

    5 Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing
    Page 1: Artists and Designers! Get Organized Before Tax Day Page 4: Schedule C for Artists and Designers Page 5: What Can Visual Artists Deduct on Schedule C? Page 6: Tax Preparation Checklist Page 7: 5 Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing Page 8: The 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions Let’s face it: Doing your taxes is about as exciting ...
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    Tax Preparation Checklist

    Tax Preparation Checklist
    Page 1: Artists and Designers! Get Organized Before Tax Day Page 4: Schedule C for Artists and Designers Page 5: What Can Visual Artists Deduct on Schedule C? Page 6: Tax Preparation Checklist Page 7: 5 Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing Page 8: The 11 Most Overlooked Tax DeductionsGo through the following checklist before you prepare your income tax ...
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    How Artists and Designers File Taxes

    How Artists and Designers File Taxes
    April is just around the corner — if you are self-employed even for a portion of your income filing a straight 1040 is not enough. A schedule C and schedule SE will be required. Let us make this overwhelming task a little bit easier for you. Here are some helpful hints on filing your taxes this year. Page 1: Artists and ...
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    How to Get an Artist Grant

    How to Get an Artist Grant
    Do you have a great idea, but can’t afford to make your dreams into a reality? You need an artist grant. Grants are a great benefit to artists. They help beginning creative professionals reach career goals; provide support while working on a specific project and can even enable artists to research for a piece or collection. Sounds great, right? Not so ...
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    How Has the Recession Changed the Art Market?

    How Has the Recession Changed the Art Market?
    Interview with Ed Winkleman from Winkleman Gallery, Chelsea, New York. Ed Wilkleman founded Plus Ultra. It quickly became a "hot" gallery in Brooklyn. After a few years he moved the gallery to Chelsea on 27th street and changed the name to Winkleman gallery. Ed has kept an active blog about the art world and life as a gallery owner since 2005. ...
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    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget

    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget
    Today's managers are charged with getting the most out of workers no matter what. But the reality is that many managers must coax top performances from their employees while working with a minimal budget that may require salary freezes; cuts in benefits, bonuses or perks; reductions in hours; or even layoffs. If you're faced with a less-than-optimal budget situation, follow these ...
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    More Companies Cut or End 401(k) Plan Matches

    More Companies Cut or End 401(k) Plan Matches
    The battle for a secure retirement is about to get even tougher. Several new surveys of company executives show that they plan to reduce or suspend their company's retirement-plan contributions this year. Dozens of employers in the past year have already slashed such costs. The trend means one important thing for workers: smaller nest eggs, unless they save enough to make ...
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
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    Hitting the Personal Financial Reset Button

    Hitting the Personal Financial Reset Button
    A BW senior correspondent details his quest to repair his retirement portfolio and get his family's finances in order It could have been worse. At the end of February—a year and change since my wife and I had shifted our money to professional wealth management advisers—our equity holdings were down 48% for the 16 months they had managed it. But our ...
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    Beware of Higher Tax Bill Before Dropping 401(k)

    Beware of Higher Tax Bill Before Dropping 401(k)
    DES MOINES (AP) — With economic pressures mounting, you may think reducing your 401(k) contribution is an easy way to add money to your paycheck. But before you do, consider how it will increase your tax bill. Many people have become so focused on the recent losses of 30% or more in their account balances that they've forgotten a primary benefit ...
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    5 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for Rising Inflation

    5 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for Rising Inflation
    We all have our little fears: The frayed wire on the coffee maker. That knocking noise from the left-rear tire. The zombies staggering around in the backyard. For investors, one of the biggest fears today is inflation — a period of rising prices. Inflation erodes the buying power of your money at home and abroad. In a worst-case scenario, it can ...
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    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?

    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?
    When we asked Monster readers what they’d be most likely to splurge on if they got a big salary bump - a new car, wardrobe or home entertainment technology - the car topped the list with 51 percent of the votes, followed by the wardrobe with 30 percent and the home entertainment center at 18 percent. But quite a few readers ...
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    Tax Day Freebies & Discounts

    Tax Day Freebies & Discounts
    To help lighten the blow of Tax Day across the nation, various dining establishments and retailers are offering consumers freebies, deals and discounts — just for today!Here are a few we dug up, but be on the look out for local deals in your area! • Chick-fil-A is offering a “Tax Relief Day Special” that, according to a SmartMoney.com article, ...
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    Make Your Taxes Less Taxing: Tips and Tricks

    Make Your Taxes Less Taxing: Tips and Tricks
    Taxes are overwhelming and complicated. There is form after form and it gets tough to keep them all straight. The most painful part, however, is seeing the toll it takes on you wallet. TurboTax, Military.com and ArtBistro have brought you expert financial advice to make your taxes and painless as possible and hopefully save a lot of money in the process. ...
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    How to Negotiate Your Severance Package

    How to Negotiate Your Severance Package
    When you are laid off from your job, one of your hopes is that you receive a good severance package, equipped with both severance pay and continued benefits. Most often, severance is based on how long an employee has been employed by the employer, but benefits often vary depending on the employer. In addition, employers are not required to provide severance ...
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    5 Ways to Understand Your Credit Card's Fine Print

    5 Ways to Understand Your Credit Card's Fine Print
    If you're like a lot of folks, you may have just received a "Dear Valued Customer" letter in the mail from your credit card company. No, you aren't being fired, but it might feel like it. If you have an affiliate card issued through one of the big banks, it starts like this: "This challenging business climate has led Citibank, the ...

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