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May 03, 2019

Introducing the Catch Mobile App

What you probably love best about your freelancing, gig work, or self-employment is the freedom to do what you do best on the go. 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. 📱)

About Catch

April 12, 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.

About Catch

March 19, 2019

The Catch Health Explorer

We’ll keep this brief 😉 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. 

Launch

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.

Launch

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.

Freelancer Written

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.



November 09, 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.



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.

Freelancer Written

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. This is important because there are several pros and cons to freelance work. One of the biggest factors to consider is personality- you need to ask yourself, are you a determined and ambitious person? In order to be successful with freelancing you will need to be a go-getter as you are responsible for pursuing your own work opportunities. You will have to build a client base and seek temporary gigs in order to be a successful free agent, and create a steady income from freelancing.

Freelancer Written

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. Why work in an office according to someone else’s rules, being sapped of creativity and enthusiasm, when you don’t even have the benefits of a nice lifestyle to show for it? It’s no surprised in the present climate that unorthodox careers are increasing, and appealing to the masses.

Freelancer Written

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. 

Freelancer Written

September 06, 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.

Freelancer Written