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[15 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Travel Tips When You Work From Home.

One of the benefits of working online from home, is that you can be based just about anywhere globally and as long as you have internet access you can do your thing. Usually when we travel on vacation I would bring along my laptop and try to get an hour or two of work done every day. I’m not one to sleep in, so while the rest of my family sleeps in, I get some work done. This way, family time is never affected.
During our trip last week to Montego …

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[26 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Divorce A Danger Of Working From Home.

Over the years I’ve plastered the benefits of working from home throughout this blog and the many articles I’m published online. And I’m sure I’ve left many of you thinking that a work at home career is the best thing since sliced bread, but in reality it’s not. Today I want to touch on a subject many of us who work from home or work in the industry tend to ignore. The impact your work at home career is having on your family and more specifically, your spouse. In the …

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[30 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Two Money Saving Tips When You Work Freelance.

This post is especially important to those of us who work from home on a freelance or contract basis or have a small business that they’re running from home. The sad reality is that though we don’t have an “employer” who deducts taxes from our weekly paycheck, we must submit and pay taxes at the end of each year. There’s absolutely no exceptions as far as I know… unless you have a very creative accountant or you live in a country where there are no taxes.
In this episode of “The …

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[19 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Am I Required To Pay Taxes If I Work from Home.

We recently received an email from a reader in Tampa who wanted to know if he’s required to pay taxes being that he works from home. I guess he works on a freelance or contract basis, so weekly deductions are a thing of the past for him. With tax season creeping up on us, it’s one of those questions we normally receive this time of the year. I’m not sure if it’s a misconception that people have that when you work from home you don’t have to pay taxes, but …

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[17 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
What happens when you work freelance and you’re sick.

Over the years I’ve had my fair share of sick days, but unlike my wife who has a normal 9-5 job where part of her benefit package includes sick days.. I have none. Yes, working from home is amazing, especially when you consider the freedom I enjoy. I work where I want (as long as I can get an internet connection) and when I want… I’ve worked on some of the nicest beaches in the Caribbean and on a few of the largest cruise ships ever built. But when the …

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[5 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
How to get results when speaking to customer support on the phone.

Yesterday I spent over an hour on the phone with the support team at the cell phone company where we have our current cell phone plan. Basically I went through the past couple bills and realized there were some errors in billing and discounts which were promised to us were not processed. Here are some tips to help you get what you want the next time you have to deal with any sort of customer support on the phone.
Before you make the call be clear about what result you want …

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[24 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Is it wrong to want to take a break and just sit on the couch or go back to bed, even though you have a ton of work to do? Personally I like to get my work completed and I don’t ever recall just wasting away my day in front of the the tv as far as I can remember. In previous posts I’ve mentioned that not only am I up at about 6 am every morning, I go straight to work after cleaning myself up and taking our girls …

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[19 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
How to assign and install a Favicon to your website.

I’ll start by explaining what a Favicon is and why it’s helpful when trying to “brand” your blog or website. Go over to my Caribbean Cooking Blog, now bookmark the site (add to favourites) then take a look at your bookmarks and you should see a red pepper next to the bookmark you just created. Additionally, while at the site take a look at the top left side of the page (I’m using a FireFox browser). You’ll see the same red pepper in front of the URL in the destination …

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[21 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
No snow in Canada for winter Olympics?

Imagine my surprise when I heard that on the radio this morning as I drove Indy and Tehya to school. WHAT!! No snow in Canada.. aren’t we known for being the coldest, so much snow that we travel by dog sleds, live in igloos..etc?  It’s been a relatively mild winter for us (knock on wood) and I’m enjoying every minute. However the organizers of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics are having a tough time dealing with the lack of natural snow. It’s being reported that not only do we not …

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[28 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
The calm after the storm.

I’m a bit late with this, but it’s been such a hectic couple weeks leading up to the holiday season that I barely had time to think. With the “search” issues we’ve been working on as well as maintaining my other blogs and websites, plus having to shop (where do you find the $$ in a recession?) for our girls we’ve been busy to the point where we need a vacation now. It’s minus 10 Celsius (14 degree Fahrenheit) outside with flurries.. a should be enjoying some beverages on a …