Live Q&A: Budgeting Tactics and Tools for Creatives

Yanely Espinal, Director of Education Outreach, Next Gen Personal Finance
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 5-6pm ET
This is a free event.
Join author and educator Yanely Espinal, Director of Education Outreach at Next Gen Personal Finance, for a Q&A on budgeting tactics and tools for creatives.

She will cover:
  • Why better budgeting is a key component to building your creative career
  • The best tools for managing the finances of your studio
  • What can you do right now to break an ongoing cycle of debt
  • The most important money rules visual artists need to know

While we separated credit and debt into two separate courses on CreativeStudy, the two are inextricably linked and often combine to hinder creative careers. Without the freedom to invest (both time and money) in an art career and the confidence that long-term financial stability is achievable, many artists and designers change course toward more lucrative day jobs. Yanely is in a position to offer non-judgemental, expert advice to creative workers based on years of experience working in financial education, writing the new book Mind Your Money, and getting out of substantial debt herself.

This Q&A is open to all questions on personal budgeting, debt, credit, and the general financial precarity of creative workers. While her answers will not constitute financial advice, she will provide recommendations and best practices to the group.

Yanely Espinal is the Director of Education Outreach at Next Gen Personal Finance and the Creator of the MissBeHelpful YouTube channel, where she posts weekly videos about money. Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She majored in Art at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School before going on to receive her bachelor's degree in
History of Art/Architecture and Visual Art at Brown University. She later earned her master's degree in teaching and after struggling with credit card debt, became passionate about personal finance education. When she isn't working, she sews, paints, listens to podcasts, and babysits her 8 nieces and nephews.