Welcome to the Free Agent Economics Blog. Here, you will find news, views, resources and tools for free agents (self-employment transitioners, entrepreneurs, small business owners, freelancers, independent professionals) looking to achieve financial freedom through pursuing their passions.
While each person’s journey to and through self-employment is unique, I believe that there are a few things that all free agents, regardless of what phase they may be in, must master for success. These fall into the following broad categories:
- Aligning interests, talents and rewards to drive achievable goals
- Mastering money, time and knowledge challenges to overcome roadblocks
- Navigating social, political and macro-economic factors to sustain momentum
- Refining one’s value system and identity to gain personal satisfaction
The mission of this blog, then, is to become a personal resource to other free agents in the above 4 areas. In more specific terms, this blog will be about:
- Ideas for planning how to achieve and sustain free agency (whether as a freelancer, independent professional, small business owner or entrepreneur) while ensuring financial security through timely planning and management of risk, retirement, taxes, investments, education, estate, business growth, cash flow, budgeting, debt, credit, etc.
- Resources, tools, encouragement and inspiration to help with transition planning and successful implementation
- Researched opinions on social, political, economic issues that impact free agents
- Case studies / histories / interviews
- Book / blog / podcast / article reviews
I must say, upfront, that if you’re looking for more tactical personal finance advice, like how to pick the best credit card or create a monthly budget, your best bet is to look up the top personal finance blogs listed here. My hope is to focus on integrating these individual aspects into more holistic and strategic frameworks for financial planning and decision-making – based on both macro- and micro-economic principles. I subscribe to the life-cycle model of financial planning which is driven by math and economics. From time to time, I will address the more tactical money management issues, but, rather than write what at least 100 other sites have already written, I will point you to the most reliable source for that topic.
Also, so that I can provide impartial advice, I will not advertise or sell anything on this site. If you subscribe to any of my newsletters, your information will never be shared, published or used for solicitation.
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I hope you enjoy your time here.
- Jenny Bhatt