1.What were you doing for work before the pandemic?

Before I was working freelance work in the film industry while self employed. Film has been non-essential work for the last couple of months, so no work was permitted.

2.What do you miss spending money on these days?

I have been unable to afford scuba diving, while it’s fine to go diving now I don’t have much left to spend on it. I also miss going out a socializing with friends.

3.How do you think your spending will change after the pandemic?

I will probably continue with not spending money on fast food and eating out. I have also cut back on subscriptions to programs I wasn’t really using.

4.What are your tips on how to cut costs?

To start cutting cost, take a look at what your spending your money on each month. Find out is something that maybe you don’t need. For the things you want but don’t need  look for a cheaper alternative.

5.Do you feel that there is uncertainty about how your work will look after the pandemic ends? If so, what are you doing to cope with this uncertainty?

Definitely, the work needs to change. There are a number of factors that would allow an infection to spread through a film set. Both on the physical safety side and the standards of practice. I am trying to get more involved with seeing change come about in my industry. Also, thinking about building a financial back-up for when uncertain events happen again.

Emily Nixon

Emily Nixon

Rags to Reasonable Community Outreach Coordinator

Emily Nixon is an actor/writer/director/filmmaking Swiss Army Knife. She is also a big money nerd and Community Outreach Coordinator for Rags to Reasonable.

She came to this work after becoming completely fed up with living paycheque-to-paycheque and being too afraid to look in her chequing account. She is passionate about empowering other artists and variable income earners to keep doing what they love and feel confident about their finances.

Email Emily at emily@ragstoreasonable.com

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