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C-P-User-3 wrote:
Just accepted a 1099 gig


Well, among the dumb and smart things, as they go hand in hand:

Dumb: Didn't put away 30% for taxes.
Smart: Took my base hourly pay rate and added 50% to factor in taxes, insurance, etc.

Dumb: Thinking I could make it as a contractor with piddly gigs
Smart: Getting long term lucrative contracts from large tech companies that, even though you're a contractor, pay you on a W2 so you're not paying self-employment taxes.

Dumb: File your own taxes
Smart: Pay a tax accountant. Can save more money than he/she costs. And they know the changes in the laws.

Otherwise, the rest is project specific. Some of the other dumb things I've done involved taking on a gig that I knew I'd hate (some bizarre Ruby on Rails app a guy was developing in the corner of the 10th floor in the Time Warner building that was completely vacant otherwise, yes, the whole damn floor and that required traveling to Virginia twice a month.) I realized there are some things I will not do no matter how much you pay me.
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