Self-Employed Benefits

Retirement Options for Self-Employed Professionals: SEP IRA

April 25, 2017

Self-employed professionals enjoy the flexibility, control, and creativity an independent career offers, but the challenge and uncertainty of planning for retirement is a common concern. At a traditional job, you have the benefit of built-in retirement options, but this field can be more difficult to navigate on your own. Fortunately, there are a number of…

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SIMPLE IRA: Maximum Contributions and Limits for the Self Employed

April 7, 2017

Self-employed professionals enjoy the flexibility, control, and creativity an independent career offers, but the challenge and uncertainty of planning for retirement is a common concern. At a traditional job, you have the benefit of built-in retirement options, but this field can be more difficult to navigate on your own. Fortunately, there are a number of…

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What is Home-Based Business Insurance?

March 29, 2017

If you’re a self-employed professional working from the comfort of a home office, business insurance may be the last thing on your mind. But most homeowners’ insurance policies don’t cover losses sustained by a home-based business, which can lead to costly claims, unexpected legal expenses, and damages to your company. Self-employed professionals who work from…

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Portable Benefits 101: What Are They, and How Do They Help Self-Employed Professionals?

August 25, 2016

As the American independent workforce continues to grow, the discussions surrounding non-employee and self-employed benefits and protections continue to gain steam. A potential solution to this issue, portable benefits, has been receiving significant attention in the media. Portable benefits are a proposed system that would allow an independent contractor, or their clients, to pay into a…

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Retirement Planning For Independents

March 24, 2016

As an independent consultant, you love what you do. Reality dictates, however, that you may not want to continue doing it on a full-time basis forever. With over 17.8 million fulltime independents working more than 15 hours a week, there is no better time than the present to consider your future. After all, 29% of…

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