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Personal Finance for Artists & Freelancers

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  •   01 Importance of Creating Financial Habits

  •   03 Creating Goals that Really Work


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About The Class

make your goals a reality.

Surviving and thriving as a freelancer or working artist requires strong financial management skills, but getting there can seem stressful and overwhelming. Join financial expert and Fordham University MBA holder Galia Gichon for an introduction to a painless, seven-step plan for taking control of your personal finances.

In this course, you’ll set financial goals, create a budget that works for you, and establish the habits that lead to financial health. You’ll learn how to make financial planning less time-consuming by spending 30 minutes a week directly focused on your budget, spending, savings, and investments. You’ll also learn how to create immediate growth in your savings and investment accounts. Galia will also share key techniques for taking the stress and uncertainty out of planning for retirement.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to confidently and successfully manage your personal finances, and have more time (and money!) to do the work you love.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Importance of Creating Financial Habits

  2. 02

    Your Snapshot: Where Are You Today?

  3. 03

    Creating Goals that Really Work

  4. 04

    Dealing with Debt

  5. 05

    How to Work with Your Debt

  6. 06

    Credit: Lifeblood to the Future

  7. 07

    How to Raise Your Credit Score

  8. 08

    Spending Smarter Plans (Budgets)

  9. 09

    How to Create a Spending Plan That Works

  10. 10

    Create a Weekly Spending Plan

  11. 11

    Tips to Spend Smarter

  12. 12

    Love & Money

  13. 13

    Make Your Savings Automatic

  14. 14

    Taxes: Don't be Afraid

  15. 15

    Which Retirement Plan is Best for You?

  16. 16

    Start Today - Where to Invest?

  17. 17

    Retirement Forecast - How Much to Save?

  18. 18

    How Much Should You Charge?

  19. 19

    Mutual Funds, Investments, ETFs

  20. 20

    Food Groups of Investments

  21. 21

    Diving Into Mutual Funds and Investments

  22. 22

    Deeper Dive Into 4 Food Groups of Mutual Funds

  23. 23

    Diversify Diversify Diversify

  24. 24

    Retirement Forecasting

  25. 25

    Funds: Back to Basics

  26. 26

    Your Financial Checklist: Life Insurance

  27. 27

    Long Term Care, Disability Insurance, & Wills

  28. 28

    Estate Planning & Home FInancing

  29. 29

    Kids & College

  30. 30

    Take Charge with 30 Minutes A Week


Meet Your Expert

Galia Gichon

Galia is an independent personal financial expert with more than 19 years in financial services, including nearly 10 years on Wall Street and an MBA in finance. She founded, Down to Earth Finance, which offers individual sessions and seminars without ... read more

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  • pdf Day 1 Presentation
  • pdf Day 2 Presentation
  • pdf Day 3 Presentation
  • pdf Monthly Spending Plan Worksheet
  • pdf My Money Matters Kit for $7
  • pdf Weekly Spending Plan
  • doc Budget Worksheet
  • doc Emotional Side of Money Checklist
  • doc Mutual Fund Checklist
  • doc Personal Finance Checklist
  • doc Retirement Planning worksheet

100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Kieu Truong

    March 2016

    I love how approachable and welcoming and easy to understand this course has make financial terms and situation sounds. I love Galia and she makes I really feel calm and comfortable learning from her. Great!

  • Danielle Allen

    June 2016

    This class was an eye-opener for me. I love the way Galia makes you feel comfortable thinking about as well as talking about your financial picture. I also appreciated her many examples and actionable steps for planning.

  • Shannon Borg

    Shannon Borg

    November 2017

    Galia is AWESOME! I love how down-to-earth she is (hence the name of her business!). I learned so much, and am going into a new year with a totally different outlook on my money. Now I have a plan, goals and much less anxiety about the whole process! Thank you, Galia!

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