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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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    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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    Schedule C for Artists and Designers

    Until a couple years ago I did my own taxes. As an artist, at least a portion of my income came under self-employment. Since freelancers need to keep track of all they have spent, by the time I had it prepared it for the accountant easiest part was left, filling in the blanks. It is always a good idea to have ...
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    Six Steps You Can Take to Financial Prosperity

    Six Steps You Can Take to Financial Prosperity
    No one can guarantee you a healthy and prosperous retirement. Life is just too unpredictable. But you can increase your odds of enjoying your twilight years in comfort by pursuing a regimen of common-sense steps. Here are six top ones: h4. Decide carefully on health care You can do at least three things to help secure your health in retirement: Take ...
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    What Can Visual Artists Deduct on Schedule C?

    A general list of what you can and cannot deduct on a Schedule C (Profit or Loss from Business) h2. Items you can deduct: • Supplies, materials and labor - excluding yourself • If you traveled for your self-employed business you can deduct the expenses of the trip: travel, meals, expenses related to the production of goods • Advertising: cost ...
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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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    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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    5 Money Mistakes Smart People Make

    5 Money Mistakes Smart People Make
    Everyone has at least one frugal friend who always crows about how much money he saves by clipping coupons or frequenting discount stores. And while this friend’s behavior/bragging is a great reminder of how you should be more financially savvy — especially when the U.S. economy isn’t in the best shape — he may overlook some simple savings strategies that you’ve ...
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    New Credit Card Protections for Consumers

    New Credit Card Protections for Consumers
    WASHINGTON, DC /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - New rules adopted by the Office of Thrift Supervision today will help protect consumers from certain abusive credit card lending practices that can result in excessive fees and interest rate charges. The rules were developed in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Board and National Credit Union Administration, which are expected to adopt the same regulations later today. ...
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    Financial Doors Can Open for College Applicants that Plan Ahead

    Financial Doors Can Open for College Applicants that Plan Ahead
    Ripple effects of a dour economy are making this college application season as nerve-wracking for some admissions officers as it is for applicants. But for savvy families, there may be new opportunities. "A lot of schools are going to be concerned about meeting their requisite enrollment thresholds," says Barmak Nassirian of the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers. "They ...
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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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    Bailout Bill Extends Tax Breaks for Individuals

    Bailout Bill Extends Tax Breaks for Individuals
    In 2008, legislation was passed to help rescue US markets and the economy. But did you know that these bailout bills also included a bundle of income tax breaks? The biggest ones are known as "extenders" - popular tax breaks that might seem permanent to most taxpayers, but actually must be renewed every year or two. Stuffed inside the *Emergency Economic ...
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    5 Insurance Myths Busted

    5 Insurance Myths Busted
    Misinformation and myths plague the insurance industry. Many times consumers aren't sure how much insurance to purchase or if they have purchased the right kind to begin with. If you're one of the thousands of Americans that don't understand insurance and what it offers read this list of the top 5 insurance myths and the facts behind them." h4. 1.) Auto ...
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    NYFA Individual Grants to Artists

    New York Foundation for the Arts offers Artists' Fellowships in 16 disciplines, eight categories every other year. The awards is $7,000 cash to individual artists that live and work in the state of New York. Deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Grants for 2007-2008 are in the following areas: * architecture/environmental structures * choreography * fiction * music composition * painting * ...
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    Schedule C for Artists and Designers

    Schedule C for Artists and Designers
    I've done my own taxes for years now. As an artist, at least a portion of my income has come under self-employment. I would love to pay someone to do this for me, but there was a mound of work just to prepare it for the accountant. By the time I got all of that information in order, added up, divided ...
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    What Can Visual Artists Deduct on Schedule C?

    What Can Visual Artists Deduct on Schedule C?
    The following is a general list of what you can and cannot deduct on a Schedule C (Profit or Loss from Business). h4. Can: supplies, materials and labor - excluding yourself If you traveled for your self-employed business you can deduct the expenses if the trip: Travel, meals, expenses related to the production of goods Advertising: cost to produce, postage etc. ...
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    Artists! Get Organized Before Tax Day

    Artists! Get Organized Before Tax Day
    The best way to cut down the work on tax day is to be organized before tax day. Some simple tips: h4. Income Keep track of your income. Collect 1099s, save invoices, and deposit slips. As you deposit this money, make a note who it is from so that you don't have to look at it and wonder later. Make a ...
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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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    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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