Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Affluent Artist: How Creative Could You Be if Money Wasn't an Issue

When it comes to the stereotype of the "starving artist" it is often assumed that creative and artistic people have no business acumen. The Affluent Artist: How Creative Could You Be if Money Wasn't an Issue? The Money Book for Creative People by Rick DiBiasio, CFP®, with a foreword by Jack Canfield, invites all creatives, no matter what their discipline, to use their creativity to understand and obtain financial freedom.

Rick DiBiasio is a Certified Financial Planner with 25 years of experience and a national planning practice that exclusively deals with creative clients. With The Affluent Artist he offers a fun, easy-to-understand "How To" guide for people who have been too busy dancing, sculpting or dreaming to learn the "money stuff".

The book invites artists from all walks of life to throw out the stereotypes about art and money and allow financial abundance into their lives. Whether you've been learning to train dolphins for SeaWorld, working as a Broadway dancer or as an Imagineer for Disney, chances are you've been learning about your craft, not about personal finance. DiBiasio offers business and financial planning wisdom to creative individuals who find themselves in the roles of the Starving Artist, the Corporate Artist, the Self Employed Artist and the Affluent Artist.

The book includes stories and interviews with artists in each of these roles as well as "Financial Stuff You Just Gotta Know", a humorous and necessary primer on financial terms and situations. In addition, DiBiasio presents a "how-to" on avoiding financial pitfalls along with a business fable based on his years of experience helping artists find their financial footing. He says, "Creative people don't have to starve! Having a good idea about personal finance and the business process will help you, in the long run, to be more creative."

Rick DiBiasio CFP ® is a 25 year veteran of Wall Street and the Financial Planning Industry. He has written newspaper columns, has been a radio talk show host and currently hosts a popular blog. His series of interviews with creative people and how they make their soul happy is available through his website, He lives in Florida.