Retirement for Musicians 101

"I dedicated my life to my music...and I never got it to where I wanted it to be."

-Sonny Rollins

The idea of a retired musician might sound quite absurd, because who has actually witnessed one? Sonny Rollins is an example of forced retirement because of health issues, but there are plenty of musicians who physically lose the ability to play as they age. I, for one, don't want to retire from music, but life happens and planning for the future is important.

Retirement doesn't...

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Saving for Musicians 101

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"A part of all you earn is yours to keep... Pay yourself first."

-George Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon

Saving may sound boring, but you will thank yourself when the time comes to break the piggy bank. A savings account is a simple way to ease the stress of money. In my opinion this is the first step to financial freedom. When your car inevitably breaks down or your instrument requires repair the mighty savings account will be there to swoop in and soothe...

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That One Time I Bought Real Estate As A Freelance Musician

The only way to fail is to quit.

On June 30th, 2017 I closed on a 2br/1.5ba condo in North Dallas. The entire process started just shy of two years ago. In the summer of 2015 you could find me traveling and performing including a tour with Mente Clara along the west coast, a week in Los Angeles, and a visit to Italy with my family.  As fulfilling as that summer was musically, emotionally, and historically (discovering my Italian roots) this would be the first time my bank account...

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