The Black Books

Set yourself up to win: How to be a Master Creative Goal-setter by Charisse Tacang

Meeting deadlines is just as important as meeting specifications and project requirements. In fact, they are part of any client or boss’s expectations. Thus, it is important to take steps to make sure that these deadlines are met.

But how can a freelance creative do that in the midst of a constantly changing workload? How does one keep up with and stay on top of all these projects and tasks?

The answer: By setting smarter goals.

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How The Ledger Was Born by Charisse Tacang

When I was younger, I did not have to manage my finances.

Since I studied away from home for college, my parents gave me a weekly allowance. All I had to do was make sure I didn’t starve by the end of the week. But aside from having to manage my food budget, I did not have to worry about anything else—my parents paid for my tuition, my living expenses, and pretty much everything else.

That changed when I graduated from college, moved out of the house, and started working. Living on my own meant that I had to start paying my own way.

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