Is Working Overtime Worth It?

  I’m wary of workaholics – I think escapism, not an enhanced work ethic, drives them to endure 40+ hour workweeks.  If you are lucky enough to be working in this economy now, do you work overtime? The typical American works 40 hours a week and makes $48,700 annually. Is Working Overtime Worth It? I am not referring to government employees. They make 1 and ½ times their hourly salary for...

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You Can Live in Barbados for a Year Right Now – Here’s How

Sometimes, the only way to make sense of, or escape, the suffering in one’s life is to become a spectator to it. What does that mean? Well, sometimes you need to focus on the cause of the suffering as much as the suffering to find a solution. For example, the coronavirus pandemic of early 2020 caused a forced unemployment crisis not seen since the Great Depression. We know live in a world with,...

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Why Fear of Missing Out Could Be Dangerous for Your Retirement?

You know, I never yelled, “YOLO,” once when it was a popular phrase. “You only live once,” was a phrase the kids used to say to before verbally inspiring themselves to perform ambitious stunts. It’s a dated phrase and I am struck by how the term spread like wildfire. It reminds today of how middle-aged people use terms like, “lit,” to perhaps feel young or culturally in-the-know. Or...

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Convince Your Boss to Convert Your Job to Remote With These 3 Tips

You know what I love about telecommuting as a freelance writer? Everything. I make my own hours. As long as I have a laptop and access to good wifi, I can travel anywhere in the world and work. It isn’t all puppies and rainbows, however. I must work 8-hour to 16-hours days, depending on how much work I have and closeness of impending deadlines. Also, because I am independent contractor, I don’t...

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