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Unemployment Vs. Underemployment: A Look Into the Numbers

Kalen Bruce | December 19, 2016

Unemployment is a problem. We all know that. But it’s not the only issue. It’s likely not even the main issue. There are plenty of people working full-time jobs who are failing to make ends meet. Furthermore, since The Great Recession, we’ve seen a trend in overqualified people accepting jobs purely based on availability, not […]

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January 4, 2017

FREELANCING-A PERSONAL STORY

FREELANCING- A PERSONAL STORY I get asked daily by my friends what’s it like not to have a 9-5. “It’s great,” I always answer. “But like, what do you do?” They ask. Well this article is for you guys. My avoidance of the typical 9-5 job started right after college. I graduated from UC Santa […]

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January 9, 2017

1099 Vs. W2: What Are All These Numbers About?

Do you receive a W2 or a 1099 from your employer? Depending on how you work, you may receive both. But what’s the difference? How do you know what you’re supposed to be getting? These are great questions, with fairly simple answers. Let’s dive in. How You Pay Taxes We all pay taxes, right? Taxes […]

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January 16, 2017

6 Stress-Relieving Tax Tips for 1099 Wage Earners (And 3 Common Mistakes)

The end Tax-time is near. However, for 1099 wage earners who pay in over $1000 in taxes, tax-time is near more than once a year. That leads directly into a few common mistakes 1099 earners make, so let’s get started… 3 Common 1099 Mistakes Taxes can be a little more complex for 1099 wage earners, […]

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December 21, 2016

Technology creates jobs, but can also taketh away.

Now that we’ve got the introductions out of the way, let’s take a deep dive into one of the more fascinating facets of the gig economy; can you really count on any of these jobs long term? What makes this more interesting (and difficult) than analyzing the traditional economy is the rapidity at which it […]

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December 6, 2016

How the Trump Administration Will Impact the Gig Economy

The economy is changing. That’s what economies do. As the gig economy is emerging, more and more people are essentially becoming independent contractors for companies like Uber and Airbnb. And the gig economy isn’t going anywhere. By 2020, 40% of the US workers will be freelancers, according to The American Law Journal. It’s apparent that […]

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January 13, 2017

The different types of “Giggity’s”

I’ve gotten some feedback of recent articles via Twitter lately.  I’m enjoying it, so keep it coming.  The most common question asked of me is what are the different types of employees of the Gig Economy. Many people seem to think it’s just people working limited hours to make a little extra income. That’s certainly […]

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December 28, 2016

Technology- Friend or Foe of the working man?

FOE: “Bob, we’d like you to come into our online office for a second.” “O.K. What’s this about?” “We’re letting you go Bob.” “Who’s taking my job?” “A robot.” “So you brought me into a faux online office to tell me that I’m being fired in favor of a robot?” “Yeah, pretty much.” Bob is […]

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December 14, 2016

Allow me to introduce myself….and the gig economy.

When I was given the privilege of being hired as a blogger for the fantastic upcoming app Veryfier, I considered jumping right in to the more in depth facets of the new gig economy. I’ve decided we’ll have plenty of time for that however, and I think a prep course is in store for my […]

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December 26, 2016

How to Really Be Sure About Expensive Purchases Online

It’s 11pm and you’ve been looking on eBay all night for the perfect commuter car. You’re about to give up and go to bed and then you see it; it’s the perfect car, at the perfect price. Is it too good to be true? Maybe not, but maybe. How can you know? It’s in Tucson […]

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