Friday, November 1, 2019

Open Enrollment Basics

Starting on November 1, 2019, you can sign up for health insurance through Catch. With licensed agents and easy access to all of the plans, tax credits, and subsidies you qualify for.

Caite Eilenberg

Monday, September 23, 2019

Getting Your Employee Classification Right

With the recent Uber controversy in California and the massive move towards gig economy jobs, how can you know if you’ve been classified correctly in a contract position? It might seem like a small detail, but if you’ve been misclassified as a contract worker when you aren’t supposed to be, you could lose critical protections. It’s a complicated process, and there’s no magic line for what distinguishes a traditional employee from a 1099 contract employee, it’s worth your time to figure it out. Let’s go through how to sort it out and why you’ll want to know.

Elizabeth Wallace

Friday, September 6, 2019

The Hardest Part of Saving for Retirement? Getting Started

The important thing about saving for retirement is getting going (and then sticking with it). After all, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Elizabeth Wallace

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Why You Must Balance Hustle And Rest

Let this Memorial Day weekend be the start of your rest revolution.

Elizabeth Wallace

Friday, May 3, 2019

Introducing the Catch Mobile App

Catch Benefits was designed to help you build stability into your finances despite the lack of a traditional paycheck, and now you can add on-the-go flexibility to your benefits with Catch’s new iOS app. (Don’t worry Android friends, we’re working on an app for you, too. 📱)

Kristen Anderson

Monday, April 29, 2019

How to Pay off Student Loan Debt as a Freelancer/Contractor

The gig economy is growing at a rapid rate as countless opportunities to make money open up online. In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute found that 20-30% of the working population currently engages in some form of freelance work in the United States and Europe alone.

Andrew Rombach

Monday, April 22, 2019

Feeling Financially Unstable? There’s a Good Reason

The way people work is changing. In the past, traditional benefits covered people against emergencies and disasters, but in a growing gig economy, those safety nets aren't always there. Let's look at the way work and savings have changed and what we can do to shift the landscape for financial stability.

Kristen Anderson

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

3 Health Insurance Excuses Answered - Why To Stay Insured

As a freelancer, self-employed business owner, gig worker, or consultant, you may be tempted to skip health insurance costs just for this year. After all, you’re totally healthy, right? If you aren’t covering a spouse or children, the urge to skip out could get even stronger.

Elizabeth Wallace

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Catch Health Explorer

Today, we’re launching the first Catch feature in health insurance — Health Explorer. For anyone who doesn’t receive health insurance from an employer, this should be your first stop. 

Kristen Anderson

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Introducing Guide

Today, we’re excited to announce a new way to get personalized, detailed recommendations on how to build and manage your safety net and benefits plan.

Andrew Ambrosino

Thursday, January 31, 2019

An Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Starting The Tax Process

If this is your first year filing taxes with more than just your employer’s W2 (or without an employer at all), it’s probably keeping you up at night. Self-employment tax. Income tax. Quarterly payments. Penalties. Filing the first time can be so stressful that you put it off until the last minute or worse, don’t file at all.

Elizabeth Wallace

Thursday, December 20, 2018

3 Things Entrepreneurs Should Never Put Off (The 3rd One May Surprise You)

If this is your first year filing taxes with more than just your employer’s W2 (or without an employer at all), it’s probably keeping you up at night. Self-employment tax. Income tax. Quarterly payments. Penalties. Filing the first time can be so stressful that you put it off until the last minute or worse, don’t file at all.

Elizabeth Wallace

Friday, November 30, 2018

Health Insurance: Metallic Plans and Cost Savings

Welcome back, friends. In this latest exploration of Open Enrollment for 2019, we thought we’d take a deeper dive in to the types of plans available in the marketplace and the natural sidekick of that - the costs associated with health insurance.

Kristen Anderson

Friday, November 9, 2018

Getting to know Open Enrollment

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning, the red cups are back at Starbucks, scarves and boots are back in style, and people are talking about Open Enrollment Period (OEP). Ok, maybe you haven’t seen the last one, but it’s pretty important.

Kristen Anderson

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Truth About Freelancing:  Rolling the Dice and Resiliency

In our first post of this series, The Truth About Freelancing: Dollars and Doubt, we talked about making money and how to handle doubt as a freelancer. In this second installment, we're going to talk about risk and resiliency.

Brian Tart

Friday, October 5, 2018

Employment categories aren’t binary. How we identify them matters.

As we change what work looks like, we must rethink how to classify and categorize it in a way that serves people better.

Kristen Anderson

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Advice for Freelancers From a Freelancer

The "free" part of freelancing can seem inviting, but you might find yourself with less freedom than you think if you decide to professionally fly solo.

Steve Milano

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Getting Into Freelancing: Points to Consider

Ever thought about quitting your nine-to-five job? Did you feel at some point that you can’t take any more of your boss’s whines? It happens. As a freelancer myself, who has been in formal employment before, I will give you some insight on what to expect if you decide to go down that road.

Tesh Mwende

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Truth About Freelancing: Dollars and Doubt

Do you want to know the real truth about being a freelancer?

Brian Tart

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Benefits and Challenges of Working as a Freelancer

For those considering freelancing work opportunities, there are several questions you will need to ask yourself in order to best determine if Freelancing is appropriate.

Zach Champ

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing

An increasing amount of people, like myself, are turning their back on the traditional 9-5 workday and the lifestyle that goes with it. At this point in time, there is no guarantee that working full time in a grey and beige office will provide a steady enough income to buy a house and support a family. The rise of zero hours, contract temporary positions, and static wages not matching the increased cost of living are all disenfranchising people of all ages and experience.

Julius Mitchell

Monday, September 10, 2018

A New Freelancer Writes

Freelancing is a job that is both rewarding and beneficial to me as a writer. Even though finding projects/gigs can be a very strenuous task, the work put into finding them helps you must become an incredible writer to find work. It is crucial to be actively looking whenever you can. I strongly believe that there are many amazing things freelancing can offer to each and every writer—although downfalls also come with this. I hope every writer explores everything that freelancing offers, because it is most definitely worth it.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

How I Am Surviving The Gig Economy

Freelancers know this as the age of the Gig Economy. It’s not uncommon to see people walking out into the streets, tired of working for the man, and starting off fresh. I’m no stranger to this myself, as I was one of the many who decided that I could use my skills to start a business. I’ve talked to other freelancers about how their gigs are going. A friend of mine drives for Lyft and once told me that he makes over $400 a day driving people to and from the airport! It’s people like him that are all in, and I love seeing my fellow freelancers excel at selling their services.

Fiverr Freelancer