Hello, I am looking for some advice on how to navigate when to let go of small-time jobs in order to be available for others. I’m specifically looking for tips on financial management in the arts field, balancing side income with time to train/prepare for arts openings.

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Posted by Lillian White (MONEY FORUMS: 5, Answers: 0)
Asked on November 30, 2015 2:04 pm
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Working in the arts can mean having a low/unstable income. At this point, strive for saving even more in an emergency fund, such as 9-12 months of expenses. Keep the small-time jobs to get by, but always be looking for bigger/better jobs and save time for yourself to work on your artistic endeavors. Don't let go of a job, until you have another opportunity lined up. It will take some juggling, but it's possible to navigate your finances and juggle part-time work and the arts. Easy? No. Possible? Yes.
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Posted by Melanie Lockert (MONEY FORUMS: 0, Answers: 66)
Answered: December 2, 2015 1:00 pm
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My take on this one is that the small-time jobs are used to facilitate your pursuit of your artistic endeavors, which will hopefully bring in money at some point. Once you have worked and saved 3-6 months living expenses, you can cut back on the other jobs. You might want to keep working enough to make sure your rent and insurance are covered and you aren't dipping into your emergency savings too much. You should also think about maintaining a relationship with the employer should you need to ramp up your hours every once in awhile.
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Posted by Beth Tallman (MONEY FORUMS: 1, Answers: 61)
Answered: December 2, 2015 9:41 am
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