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Surviving On A Professional Creative’s Budget

This is how you do it.

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Art is more than a career. It’s a devotion and a lifestyle. But there’s a reason that the stock character of the tortured artist pervades perceptions of creatives to this very day: artists (especially those who are just starting out) don’t tend to have the largest of budgets. Many artists will have to work other part time jobs to afford the costs of living. This is a tale as old as time, whether you think of visual art, literature or music. Think of renowned individuals like Van Gogh, Edgar Allan Poe, and Bach. All are recognized worldwide nowadays, but in their lifetimes they were tragically underappreciated and poor. While there are some areas where you can make huge cuts or skip products or services completely, there are certain things that you can’t do without. Here’s a quick guide to surviving on a professional creative’s budget without skipping the essentials.

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Insurance

You probably have a few valuable belongings. You want to insure these. Sure, you may despair at the thought of monthly direct debits going out of your account, but these small installments will amount to much less than the total cost of replacing an item if it is broken, lost, or stolen. So make sure that you have the right cover for your needs! Insure your phone, household belongings and anything that you might have in any studio spaces. You should also invest in life insurance, especially if you have dependents. This will ensure that if the worst were to happen, any debts could be cleared, funeral costs won’t be a worry and anyone you leave behind will have enough to get by in your absence. As this may be unfamiliar territory, choose wisely. Check out the best deals available for you at lifeinsurancequote.co.

Food Shopping

We need food to survive, obviously. But that’s not to say that you can’t make massive savings on your weekly food shop. If you’re working on a budget, it’s always a good idea to plan your shop before heading out of the house. If you head into a store with no idea what you’re going to pick up, chances are that you will pick up a whole host of things that you don’t necessarily need. You are also likely to pick up bits and bobs that can’t form complete meals, resulting in another trip to the store sooner than you’d hope. So, make a shopping list and write it down. Whether that’s in a notebook, on the back of an old envelope or in the notes on your phone. Next, check out alternatives to your usual branded products. A lot of the time, the ingredients in cheaper alternatives are essentially the same, but cheaper.

These are just a couple of areas you need to focus on. There are plenty of other ways that you can make savings, even when it comes to everyday essentials. You just have to be a little savvy with your spending and invest wisely. Prevention of large costs down the line is just as important as saving money in your daily expenditure.

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