How to Find Gig Work in None of the Usual Places
A 2018 Gallup survey put the number of gig workers at 36% of the workforce, or almost 57 million based on a workforce of at least 157 million+ people. But perhaps the more important revelation of the survey is what Gallup referred to as The Great Divide: Independent vs. Contingent Gig Workers. We?ll Continue Reading
Why You Should Ignore the Unemployment Rate If You’re Unemployed
If you're unemployed, under-employed or just looking for a better employment situation, you may do well to ignore the unemployment rate. Like the official inflation rate and so many other statistics, the unemployment rates is - shall we say - highly optimized. It's more of a misleading indicator, an Continue Reading
Affordable Ways to Advertise Your Side Business
Running a side business is one of the best ways to make sure that you stay out of debt and have enough cash available to put in a savings account. It is relatively easy to come up with an idea and set yourself up. You can run all kinds of business from your home or garage. And there are affordable w Continue Reading
Turning Your Hobby into a Small Business? Know These 9 Tax Rules
There are a few phrases in the vocabulary that compel virtually everyone to immediately take notice and go on high alert. Like termite infestation. Like poison ivy. And like black ice. And indeed, like IRS audit. But that's a distinct possibility when turning your hobby into a small business. If, th Continue Reading
Why Skills are More Important than Credentials in Earning a Living
Charles Hugh Smith has written and spoken on many occasions that a college degree functions primarily as a signalling device. That is, it doesn?t actually prepare the graduate for a job, but rather signals that he or she is worthy of consideration for employment. A college degree serves mainly as a Continue Reading
5 Steps to Improve Your Financial Management for Small Business Loans
If you are a small enterprise, getting a small business loan can be a sort of a hurdle. That's mainly because of the tight standards that are set by banks. Nonetheless, getting additional financing from outside sources is often inevitable and necessary. It's how you start a business or make it grow Continue Reading
Forget the Hype ? Eating Healthy Does Cost More Money
After the second of our two adult children moved out early last month, my wife and I committed to shifting to more healthy eating. Since it?s just the two of us now, we have much greater control over what we eat. On our last grocery shopping trip last week, we fully implemented the new strategy. We Continue Reading
Everyone Wants a Salaried Job as Contingent Income Arrangements Rise
When it comes to jobs, there?s a somewhat standardized version of how they should work. It?s something like full-time hours (35 to 40 hours per week), a guaranteed salary and a full line of benefits. When it comes to job hunting, this is the typical arrangement people look for. Unfortunately ? an in Continue Reading
What?s Right About America this Fourth of July
This article is a reflection on Fourth of July, and specifically about what?s right about America as we celebrate national independence. But the ideas for it actually began taking shape this past Memorial Day weekend. And perhaps that?s fitting as well. It was the Sunday just before Memorial Day. Continue Reading
Landlord of the Rings: 5 Things You Must Know Before Renting Out Your Home ? Not After
A while ago, we took a look at why you may be better off renting a home instead of buying one. To recap, some of the key advantages are: Greater geographic mobility to follow a job. No trapped capital. Owning isn?t as cheap as it used to be. Tax reforms have removed the tax ben Continue Reading