A few younger VFX artists asked me where they might obtain health and retirement benefits. My initial response was “work at an 839 studio,” but I thought I should outline a few more possibilities.

I write about retirement saving for VFX artists in this post. A few disclaimers: I am a visual effects artist, not a certified financial planner. I also do not cover every option available, only what I consider to be the simplest options. I also do not go into the deepest detail about these options, though I do provide reference links for further reading. If you already contribute regularly to a retirement plan, please feel free to skip this post and come back for next Monday’s comic page.

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