Will your artist 401k fail to last your lifetime?

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Retirement for many artists

Many artists do not plan for the future. That is they do not invest in a traditional retirement program such as an IRA, 401k, 403b and the like. The artist retirement is solely based on the sales of their work and being able to market and sell their paintings, sculptures, photographs, or mixed media work. This article is being written to address what an artist can do to assure a solid financial future in uncertain economic
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See the worlds largest congregation of seagulls at Navy Pier

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This is an image of a seagull on the ledge at navy Pier. Navy pier is one of the 15 must visit places in Chicago (see below for the entire list), Seagulls are very interesting creatures. They adapt well to land or sea. I have heard some call these birds the rats of the air (a title they share with pigeons) and some that call them majestic sea birds. I prefer the latter of the names.
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The best breathtaking image on the Nantahala Gorge Excursion

Fontana Lake in NC right before the storm 1

A storm, a mountain, a lake, a moving train, and a photo shoot; I could not ask for anything more. What can I say I love nature / landscape photography. I enjoy shooting and following
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actually promotion is the key for emerging artist success

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In today’s day and time when everything, it seems, is available on the internet how does one step up from “behind the scenes” and emerge as a successful artist? Promotion is the only way for an emerging artist to
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stunning girl gymnast epic performance of acrobatics on a silk

A Star is Born

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-A star is born no safety net, nothing to stop her fall
Just a silk hanging from the ceiling 100 feet in the air-

I love watching performers particularly this one she was pretty amazing. Think about it if you’re a performer for the circus, you are 100 feet in the air, no net no safety nothing to stop you from plunging to the ground except a solitary “silk sheet
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One amazing 1970 Ford Ranchero 429 a barn find

a 1970 Ford Ranchero 429
A 1970 Ford Ranchero GT 429 Cobra Jet

1970 Ford Ranchero GT 429 Cobra Jet

I cannot honestly claim to be a “Ford Man”, to be quite honest I would say I was with a few exceptions am more into
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The most remarkable fiery sunset I have ever seen

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Every once in awhile you run across an absolute jaw dropping and stunning sunset or sunrise image. For me one of the most stunning sunsets I have ever experienced was in the South Point Ohio area.

As crazy as it sounds when we think of beautiful sunsets we generally think of the view over lake Michigan from Michigan looking west, the San Francisco bay facing west, The North Carolina mountains or even the
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A searing 1971 Superbee, the car made to please

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Top Banana Yellow 1971 Dodge Charger Superbee. It is a very rare car

An unusual car was my thoughts when I first saw it a 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee. I have seen Super Bee’s before but none quite like this one. After some investigation, I found out why.
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Sales Rule #1 Sell the solution to a problem not the product

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I hear many times a day or week I just don’t understand why my business is just not producing the type of profits that I want, need, or expect from it. My question back is, why do you think that is? The answer is almost always the same
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Its an absolutely stunning fall view at Glade Creek

Glade Creek Grist Mill - Fall 1

Glade Creek is a bucket list location in the West Virginia mountains. If you would like to watch the video from the area around the Glade Creek grist mill it is below. The story happened at the
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