The importance of freelance money management

Although I absolutely love being a freelancer, and really have very little to complain about, I never imagined that one of the skillsets I would need to cultivate would be that of a money manager. Don't get me wrong, I have more than enough work, and a rate that has always left me with enough to pay the bills, as well as give my family a bit extra. But recently, I found myself in a situation where a hiccup in circumstances threw my finances for a loop and put us in a bit of peril.

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