Archive for April, 2018

Taxes and the Gig Economy

Like it or not, the gig economy is here to stay, especially for younger workers and job searchers. While, according to a study from Intuit, 34 percent of workers under 30 are working temporary and/or independent contractor jobs at any given time, and statistics from the BLS show about another 10 percent are permanently freelancers or self employed, nearly 80% of millennials have participated in the gig economy at least once, whether as Uber drivers, contract bloggers and writers, social media marketers, participants in brand-new unstable startups, or at more traditional employment agencies. That’s not to say all of them want to stay there… only 1 out of 11 don’t want to eventually work a standard full time job. Read more…

Online Shopping Safe

You may have heard of one of the many credit card breaches recently, but do you know how to keep your online shopping safe? Despite the high-profile incidents in the news, online shopping is still at least as safe as shopping in brick-and-mortar stores, but it’s still a good idea to watch out for potential risk factors!

Home Insurance Costs

Do you know how much your home insurance costs? Premiums and fees can vary widely from one broker or insurer to another, yet many homeowners simply accept the insurance included with their mortgage, paying more than they have to. Check out our tips to lower your home insurance costs by optimizing your deductibles, appraising your house and contents, and finding an independent broker who can negotiate for your best interests.

Healthy Dessert

I’ve always loved to eat and drink sweet things, but I’ve learned that there are lots of food and drink options that aren’t so bad for you! Check out my healthy dessert blog to educate you on food and drink options that are healthy and taste excellent, and learn more information about food and drink choices that taste as good as they are for you!

Skiing Video

It may be spring, and the snow may be melting on your favorite slopes, but like it or not winter is only a few short months away. While you’re off the mountain, you can always watch a skiing video or two for some inspiration. Learn a few new tricks, check out some western or Alpine terrain, or train to race like the pros!