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Financial tips for the self-employed

 

Last updated 5/26/2021 at 2:43pm

Brian Schrock

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Brian Schrock is a local Edward Jones financial adviser.

FALLBROOK – Being self-employed has some benefits: You get to choose your own hours; you don't have to count "vacation days" and you'll never worry about getting downsized. On the other hand, you're truly on your own – there's no employer-sponsored retirement plan and no benefits package.

So, if you've recently started a business or become a "gig worker," possibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what can you do to get on the road to financial security?

There are several steps you can take, including the following:

• Establish a budget. When you're self-employed – and especially when y...



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