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If you are interested in hiring Michelle for freelance work or ghost writing, feel free to check out some writing samples below and contact her. Topics include:

  • Creative side hustles

  • Mental health and creativity

  • Annihilating debt

  • Personal finance

  • Business history

Why Reaching a Big Goal Can Feel Like a Letdown With Kristin Wong on Well & Good

How to Get Paid as a Wedding Singer - Guest Post For I Like To Dabble

Fitting Side Hustles Into a Busy Life - Guest Post With The Fioneers

Can You Make Money as a Musician, Full-Time or on the Side?

Considering hiring Savvy History? Please email savvyhistory [at] gmail.com

Popular Posts From the Blog:

Louisa May Alcott’s First Creative Dollar

Does SEO Create the Pop Songs of the Internet?

In Praise of the Day Job

When FI Becomes Grunge

I Quit Social Media for Six Years: How a Story From the 1920s Brought Me Back

“Bibliotherapy” Using the Book Financial Freedom By Grant Sabatier

10 Popular Songs About Financial Independence

Podcast Appearances Include:

Beyond the Dollar

Earn & Invest: Creative FI

One Million Apples Podcast

Michelle is a freelance writer and musician tackling subjects related to business history, finance, creativity, and music. 

Considering having Michelle as a podcast guest? Please email savvyhistory [at] gmail.com

Are you looking for a quick biography?

Michelle VanCura is a writer and musician focused on business history and creative psychology. She has formally and informally studied the creative process along with the mental health needs of individuals with high potential. Needless to say, Michelle is excited to explore the connection creative psychology has to small-business ownership. She ties it all back to history with a blog series titled "First Creative Dollar," featuring the financial lives of some of history's finest.

Savvy History is a band and blog started with her husband. Michelle specializes in taking true stories from the past – full of depravity, folly, and vice – and presenting them as music. Adam adds bass guitar and also acts as a sound engineer. The project focuses on creative people throughout history, distilling research into songs and timely articles about inventors, artists, authors, entrepreneurs, and explorers.

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Are you interested in music?

Michelle's musical work has been featured in many magazines and newspapers throughout the Midwest. Feel free to browse this site and contact her directly with any questions about gigs or history-themed songs written for museums, films, etc.

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