Retirement Planning for Artists, Freelancers, and Solo Practitioners
The self-employed person is on their own in taking action on retirement. Join us for a workshop to learn about saving strategies.


“How much should I save for retirement?” and “where should I put it?”

Unlike traditional employees who have options to contribute to a retirement plan through their employers and automatically deduct a portion of their salary, the self-employed person is completely on their own in taking action on retirement. Even if retirement feels very far off and you have short-term priorities and goals, the key is to just start. The earlier you start saving even a little, the less you have to contribute and the more you can make your money work for you.

Join us for a creative-centered financial planning workshop to learn about saving strategies with Ben Henry-Moreland, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, who specializes in helping freelancers and solo practitioners craft personalized financial plans to accomplish their goals. You’ll learn some ways to start thinking about retirement and ways to save for it. Your future self will thank you and you can feel good about watching your assets grow.

This is the second session in the Creative Toolkit Series, which features speakers who have a foundation in the creative space. They cover taxes, financial planning, contract law, and business planning for designers and creatives at any level.

When & Where
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022| 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Virtual Event via Zoom

$10 Members | $20 Non-Members

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Ben Henry-Moreland is a Certified Financial Planner professional and the founder of Freelance Financial Planning. He specializes in helping self-employed professionals work toward and achieve their financial goals. Ben is also the Senior Financial Planning Nerd at, where he contributes to the Nerd's Eye View blog about financial planning and practice management to help move forward the financial advice industry.

In his past professional life, Ben was a classical singer, where he learned the unique challenges that freelancers face in managing their financial lives. He has worked in the financial industry since 2012 and launched Freelance Financial Planning in 2018. He currently lives in Omaha, NE, but has previously called Boston, MA and Minneapolis, MN home.

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When & Where
Tue, Apr 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT