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Financial First Aid Kit

Financial First Aid Kit

FINANCIAL READINESSUnanticipated expenses and events are often part of being an independent artist.Do you have cash or the equivalent on hand to handle a sudden and unforeseen $400 expense?If a serious emergency occurred, would you have access to funds (via savings,...
DOCUMENTATION:  Daily Practice Protects Careers

DOCUMENTATION: Daily Practice Protects Careers

“Document your studio work habits, it takes just a minute or two per day, and becomes second nature.” -Sam Hitchman     Ceramic artist Sam Hitchman’s Cincinnati, OH, studio sustained significant water damage when a neighbor’s water line burst...
Meg Ostrum Retires from CERF+

Meg Ostrum Retires from CERF+

Longtime CERF+ staff member Meg Ostrum retired at the end of December but not without heartfelt thanks from her fellow staff members, the CERF+ Board, and her many colleagues who’ve worked with her over the years. Meg came to CERF+ in 2004 as a planning consultant to...