Remote Worker News

We'll do our best to keep up with all the news relevant to those of us now working from home for the foreseeable future. Check here for information related to remote workers as we scour the internet for news you can use.  

CNN LISTS MUST-HAVE HOME OFFICE PRODUCTS

3/7/21

While there have been many lists like this (things we all must have to work from home) this one was worth sharing. I suspect we will be seeing newer and better stuff come out in the months ahead, but these are good, and available now.

REMOTE-CONTROLLED WORKERS

2/21/21

Yikes. It appears some employers are keeping a very close eye on their remote employees. The link to the article below shares all the ways they are watching and tracking you and your work product and productivity.

STUDY SHOWS FREELANCING MORE POPULAR THAN EVER

2/1/21

A recent survey found that half of all Millennials are freelancers and that many more will join their ranks in 2021. My advice, you don't have to quit your day job to have a side gig, and steady income helps you launch and build a business.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT SOME PEOPLE MISS THE COMMUTE

1/19/21

In this article (click "Read More") it seems many of us miss our commute. I'm speechless. Then I thought about it, I guess I can see how that time could be important to some workers as a buffer between work and home. Read more

THESE NUMBERS ARE NOT SURPRISING

1/12/21

We already knew many workers preferred the flexibility of working remotely. A new survey show that companies are onboard with  a remote workforce. 

MANY WOULD QUIT RATHER THAN RETURN TO WORK 

1/6/21

It's official, we are not going back to the office. Okay, I may have overstated that, but . . . USA Today ran an article that said 30% of workers who are working from home would quit if they were required to return to work. Very interesting.  

UNDER $50 TOOLS FOR THE HOME OFFICE 

12/27/20
Ellen Goodwin shared a link to an article with over twenty five  inexpensive (under$50) 

accessories remote workers might find helpful. I read it and I already use many of them (the same brand even) so I thought I would pass it along.  

CNN REVIEWS BEST TOOLS FOR REMOTE WORKERS

12/19/20
I wish I wrote these reviews and this article, but alas it was done by a CNN.They reviewed the best home office equipment and I now have product envy. There's some good information in this article which you can read by clicking the "Read More" button

NOW MAY BE THE BEST TIME TO START A HOME BUSINESS

12/12/2020

If you've been thinking about starting your own business (and one you can run from home) 2021 may be your best bet to go for it. Click "Read More" for a list of the 21 best businesses to start in the new year. I saw several that look good and I'm starting a training company, but I saw several other opportunities.  

IS HELP REALLY ON THE WAY FROM THE GOVERNMENT?

12/5/2020

With the end of a lot of the programs put in place to help us during the tough times the pandemic caused nearing, I'm nervous. But, I'm less nervous because I took the initiative to ask for and receive breaks on home, car, and other loans which has been huge. It never hurts to ask, all they can say is no.  

ARE WE GOING TO BE ASKED TO COME BACK IN TO WORK?

12/3/2020

With good news about vaccines being made available early next year many remote workers are wondering if they'll have to go back to the office. According to a McKinsey survey, 38% of corporate executives anticipate their remote workers will work from home one or two days a week after the pandemic. 

TAXES AND THE REALLY REMOTE WORKER

11/26/2020

I don't want to be a naysayer, but as my wife and I started talking (dreaming)  of working from a boat in the Bahamas, I discovered there are tax implications—and not good ones. Click "Read More" for specifics. The good news, it's possible to live and work abroad. 

FORBES LIST OF PRODUCTIVITY TRENDS FOR 2021

11/26/2020

I don't want to be a naysayer, but as my wife and I started talking (dreaming)  of working from a boat in the Bahamas, I discovered there are tax implications—and not good ones. Click "Read More" for specifics. The good news, it's possible to live and work abroad. 

REMOTE WORKERS HEADING TO SMALL TOWNS

11/26/2020

I don't want to be a naysayer, but as my wife and I started talking (dreaming)  of working from a boat in the Bahamas, I discovered there are tax implications—and not good ones. Click "Read More" for specifics. The good news, it's possible to live and work abroad. 

A PROPOSED NEW TAX FOR REMOTE WORKERS 

11/26/2020

I don't want to be a naysayer, but as my wife and I started talking (dreaming)  of working from a boat in the Bahamas, I discovered there are tax implications—and not good ones. Click "Read More" for specifics. The good news, it's possible to live and work abroad. 

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