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Tips For The Self-Employed: How To Ensure A Stable Financial Future

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As a self-employed individual, your work comes with a level of freedom and other benefits you may not experience in a more traditional job setting. Career independence also has its downsides, though, one of which may be financial insecurity as a result of poor investments or failure to save for retirement.

In fact, nearly half of self-employed individuals and small business owners, are not doing anything to prepare for retirement, according to a recent survey by online accounting software provider FreshBooks. The research further shows that many self-employed Americans are not putting anything aside for rainy days and any possible financial setback would have a massive impact on their businesses.

Ten finance experts from Forbes Finance Council offer their insights into the best retirement and investment options for self-employed individuals.