Hi there and welcome to the Pensions For Artists website! Glad to have you here.
My name is Aidan Stanley and I run this website. I have been a lifelong painter and entrepreneur. If you’ve taken a similar path in life then you’re probably aware of the struggle that comes along with it.
In one sense, we are living out our dreams. I feel alive when I’m able to create. Whether I’m working on a new painting or putting together a new website, it’s a magical feeling to give to the world. There are so many people that live their entire life through consumption. That is, they consume the “stuff” that we artists (broadly speaking) create work the world.
On the other hand, we are subject to the risk that comes along with this lifestyle. Our paychecks are not guaranteed and working harder doesn’t always solve the problem. Just because I spend more time painting doesn’t mean my work is worth money in the marketplace.
I believe we take the artistic route (or entrepreneurial) for two main reasons:
- The top 1% earn and live a lifestyle that we dream. I’m not saying that we desire to be rich and own material goods, but rather, that we are enabled to create at our own pace. In other words, we are chasing a world of financial freedom.
- To create a legacy. Simply stated, we want to be known for something after we are no longer on this Earth. We have to take the leap in order to have a chance with this.
The PurposePensions For Artists
The site will blog about all things related to the following:
- Artist Pensions
- General pension discussions
- Success Stories
- Financial Freedom
- Saving Tips
- Anything under the sun
If you’d like to connect please send me a message on the Contact page.