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Freelancer’s Guide to Quarterly Estimated Taxes

Tomorrow is September 15, the day third quarter estimated taxes are due. If you’re anything like me when I first started freelancing you are either A) Not even sure what quarterly estimated taxes are or if you owe them or B) Scrambling to pay last minute but can’t figure out how to do it online So let’s address both. Keep in mind I’m not an accountant or IRS employee, just a marketing consultant and blogger who’s been freelancing for more…

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In Food/ San Francisco, California

Brunch at Zazie in San Francisco

If there’s one thing San Franciscans do well, it’s brunch. I often joke with visitors that if they want a TRUE San Francisco experience, then we have to stand in line for an hour at a popular brunch place (sadly, sometimes they don’t realize I’m joking and we actually do this). Zazie is somewhat of a SF institution. Nestled in a narrow space on the main strip of the peaceful/quirky Cole Valley neighborhood, Zazie is a French-inspired bistro that has been serving…

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In Product Reviews

Timbuk2 Aviator Review: The Best Carry-On Bag for One-Bag Travel

I first met the Timbuk2 Aviator at the Timbuk2 store in Hayes Valley in San Francisco. It was love at first sight...but everyone said it would never work out. Even the store employee, bless his heart, tried to convince me to upgrade to a larger bag. "There's no way you can pack everything you need for Paris in that!" he exclaimed as he shoved a larger bag into my hands. …

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In Business/ Digital Nomads

Digital Nomad Tax Questions Answered by a U.S. Tax Attorney

Taxes. Nothing strikes fear into the heart of an aspiring digital nomad quite like the prospect of figuring out how to deal with taxes on income earned while working from a laptop in multiple foreign countries. There is a lot of speculation and false information circulating on the Internet regarding digital nomad taxes, so I figured I’d talk to a tax expert and get answers. I emailed Stewart Patton, a U.S. tax attorney currently living in Belize, to ask him some of the most common digital nomad…

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In Business/ Remote Work Case Studies

Digital Nomad Case Study: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents

This is part of my Remote Work Case Studies series, where I interview digital nomads and location independent-entrepreneurs about their businesses. Making Sense of Cents is one of my favorite blogs because it has great information on how to save money, have a budget, travel sustainably, and earn money from blogging and affiliate marketing. So I’m honored to have Making Sense of Cents founder Michelle on my blog today to talk about how she achieved success blogging and grew her business revenue to $70,000 per month!…

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In Blogging

What’s Behind the New Wherever Writer

Hello, my dear readers! The Wherever Writer turned FOUR years old this month! (What??) And my remote business turned three this year! And I turn 26 next month! With so many milestones happening, I figured it was time for a refresh. When I started this blog in 2012, I was fresh out of college, starting a two-month cross-country road trip with my dad and sister, and clueless as to what to do with my life. Now I’m a few years out of…

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