Unanticipated 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, the sale of assets, or borrowing capacity) if you were unable to generate income from your art for three months?
If you answered no to either questions above, you might want to consider developing a Financial First Aid Kit.
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