A Conversation with Author and RICP, Adam Cufr
Here’s a problem. A person falls in love with an art form; photography, music production, visual graphics, etc. They spend money on video tutorials and subscriptions that will further their skills. They get proficient enough that they start charging for their services. One day, they decide to make the leap to doing this full time. Now they are a few years in, but no one ever taught them the skills to run a business, let alone financial planning for the future.
One of the most influential photographers out there right now, Jeremy Cowart, once gave the advice to aspiring freelancers to pursue classes in business over classes in their given craft.
I’m passionate about helping people live a debt-free life and future-proofing their finances, especially artists and freelancers. I believe a financially stable artist is a powerful idea. Imagine what an artist could create when he or she doesn’t have to compromise their craft to make ends meet.
I wanted to have a conversation with a professional on the topic of future planning so I asked my friend Adam Cufr to sit down with me. Adam is a unique individual where he lives both in the creative/artist realm as well as the world of finance. Adam is an author of Off the Record and a Retirement Income Certified Professional. To top it off, he’s an incredible husband, father of five daughters, and a fantastic drummer.
Below is my conversation with Adam Cufr on everything from writing a book with five children in tow to steps on how freelancers can save for their future. I hope you enjoy this conversation.