Freelancer Tips: How to Deal With Unpaid Invoices — MoneyCrashers

Dealing With Unpaid Invoices as a Freelancer Are you a freelancer? If so, we have something in common. One struggle that many freelancers have is getting paid on time. Part of the problem is that freelancers don’t enjoy the same legal protections that employees do: “Freelancers, on the other hand, are not on a company’s…

Why Paper Checks are (Sometimes) Still Needed — MoneyCrashers

The use of paper checks is way down, but there are still some situations where they are needed: “Security is another reason for the decline in use of paper checks. If a checkbook is lost or stolen, victims might face a nightmare of trying to undo the damage. Additionally, personal checks often contain a wealth…

Elder Financial Abuse — MoneyCrashers

  “Financial abuse is the theft or mismanagement of an elderly person’s funds, real estate, investments, or personal property. Like all abusers, financial elder abusers perceive the elderly as vulnerable and unlikely to fight back or expose the abuse. Financial abuse can be a one-time incident or it can continue for many years.“

What is Coworking? — Money Crashers

  “Coworking is an office-sharing arrangement between individuals and (sometimes) small businesses. In some cases, the arrangement is very informal: A business owner who owns or leases a too-large office space then sublets desks and offices to others. Coworking spaces also operate as formal businesses, renting out desk and office space to freelancers, telecommuters, and…

Making the Best Use of Online Reviews — Money Crashers

  “Scrutinize the bad reviews, and contact the owner or manager to request his or her side of the story. If the problems raised in the bad reviews involve employees, keep in mind that some very decent businesses occasionally make mistakes or hire incompetent employees. The business may also be the victim of a scammer…

Saving Money on Beauty Services — MoneyCrashers

  “Still, maintaining a beauty or grooming routine can get pricey, particularly if you regularly make use of several different types of beauty services or patronize high-end salons. Fortunately, there are also several ways to save money on beauty services, including patronizing school clinics, taking advantage of coupons, and even performing some services for yourself.“

Home Office Organization Tips — MoneyCrashers

  “Your grandmother’s antique desk and chair set may look beautiful, but it’s probably an ergonomic and organizational nightmare. Make sure you have a comfortable office chair and a well-designed computer desk in your home office to help protect yourself against body strain and reduce clutter.“