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Preview: Retirement Plans for Artists

Robert Reed, PH.D., CFP©, talks about the timing of saving for retirement, and goes over the pros and cons to traditional IRA, Roth IRA and SIMPLE plans for self-employed artists in this article.

Submitting to National Nonprofit Galleries

This article is intended to help you get started with researching national nonprofit galleries, and preparing and submitting exhibition proposals.

What to Consider Before Going Full Time

Deciding to make a full-time occupation of being an artist is a multifaceted question. Each individual needs to examine his or her own situation and determine what the bottom line requirements will be.

Juried Shows for Artists, From the Inside Out

Entering Juried Competitions can be a great way to build up your resume, but learning how the jury process works can greatly increase your chances of getting in.

Insure Your Artwork and Studio

It's important to understand that if you have a studio in your home, it may not be covered by your homeowner, condo or renter policy.

Analyze Your Business Finances and Create a Better Budget

Financials are important for measuring your profitability and growth, for creating a yearly budget and making long-term plans. Do you know which financial statements you need to review? How should you analyze them? And when things are not going the way you want them to, how can these numbers help you to get out of the red?

Filing Your 2009 Taxes: Updates on Credits, Deductions, Exemptions and Benefits at a Glance

Every year brings changes to the already complicated Internal Revenue Code. New credits become available, others expand or expire; amounts for credits and deductions also can vary from one year to another. To help you prepare your 2009 return, we've compiled a list of items that are most likely to impact the filing of the average visual artist.

Taxes and Estate Planning, Part 2 of 2

Someone said the only sure things in life are death and taxes. Artists rarely plan for the ultimate disposition or settlement of their personal property. After all, it's not the most pleasant thought to consider, leaving your work behind.

Tax Tips for Artists: Start Planning Now

The biggest mistake artists make when it comes to taxes is not being organized enough to get all of the deductions they are entitled to...

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