As soon as people find out that I'm self-employed, I get all sorts of questions. How do I handle taxes? What about health insurance? What sort of expenses are business expenses?
Earlier this year I came across a book that I wished I had had when I first started working independently: The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed by Joseph D'Agnese and Denise Kiernan. Even having read it this year, I found it extremely helpful, and I highly recommend this book. You'll find the answers to most of your questions in it.
Click here to read a review by Travis King.
Click here to read a review by Sierra Black.
Click here for the website for the book.
Disclaimer: This recommendation is purely my own based upon what I personally have found helpful.