15 Unusual Seasonal Side Gigs for Extra Money RIGHT NOW

15 Unusual Seasonal Side Gigs for Extra Money RIGHT NOW By Meadow Clark It’s the holiday season and a great time to put a little extra jingle in the piggy bank. Here are some side gig jobs that are (mostly) specific to the holiday season and are not typically found in other lists about side jobs. For instance, if you’re tired of seeing suggestions to rent out a room in your house to strangers, then don’t worry, you won’t find that here. I’ve also excluded jobs that require intense training,…

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Work Remote? These Cities, States, and Countries Offer Crazy Incentives to Move There

Work Remote? These Cities, States, and Countries Offer Crazy Incentives to Move There By Joe Jarvis Tulsa, Oklahoma offers $10,000 to any remote worker who moves to the city. And to sweeten the deal, they are throwing in a free membership at a co-working space. On January 1, 2019, Vermont will begin its new program offering $10,000 worth of tax credits to remote workers who move to the state. Employees aren’t the only ones Vermont is trying to draw to its rolling hills: Companies that move to Vermont can get up…

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6 Creative Ways to Homeschool While Continuing to Work

6 Creative Ways to Homeschool While Continuing to Work By Joe Jarvis Yesterday I gave six reasons why parents should consider homeschooling, or at least getting their children and teens out of the public school system. But for most people, this doesn’t seem possible. If you and your spouse both work or you’re a single parent, you simply cannot stay home and teach the kids. Or perhaps you don’t feel qualified to teach them. Private school is expensive and doesn’t actually solve all the problems with standard schooling models. Usually,…

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5 Lucrative Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

5 Lucrative Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree By Rebecca Zeines When I was still in school, I remember thinking about college as an automatic next step in furthering my education. What I didn’t think about were the actual professional outcomes I’d have with a degree in English literature and history from a foreign university. My situation was not unique. Too often, I’ve seen young adults think about their careers and thoughtlessly include college as the means to get there, even if the degree they choose has little or…

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Worst Job Growth In A Year – Way Below Expectations

Worst Job Growth In A Year – Way Below Expectations By Michael Snyder We just got more evidence that the U.S. economy is starting to slow down.  The U.S. economy must produce somewhere around 200,000 jobs a month just to keep up with population growth, and last month we were way below that number.  In fact, the employment numbers that the government released on Friday were the worst that we have seen in an entire year. In late 2018, the IMF is openly warning of “a second Great Depression”, and…

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Construction and Farmer Robots Are The Latest A.I. Coming For Human Jobs

Construction and Farmer Robots Are The Latest A.I. Coming For Human Jobs By Aaron Kesel If Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute has its way, human construction workers might not be needed anymore. Meanwhile, a robot named Angus is being billed the farmer of the future. Researchers have built HRP-5P, a humanoid robot that can handle several construction tasks. The prototype uses environment detection, object recognition, and sophisticated movement to install drywall by itself. The construction bot is able to both hold up boards and fasten them with a screwdriver. The farming robot,…

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Who Needs Borderless Nations If You Have Borderless People?

Who Needs Borderless Nations If You Have Borderless People? By Joe Jarvis The market thrives on competition. And governments are inherent monopolies. By its nature, a government monopolizes certain powers within particular borders. But now more than ever, governments must compete with each other for residents. The best and brightest have options. And they can bounce around to countless jurisdictions before they find the right fit. The title of an article from TechCrunch summarizes the trend: “Digital Nomads are Hiring and Firing Their Governments.” From cryptocurrency millionaires in Puerto Rico to digital…

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How the Gig Economy Empowers Unschoolers

How the Gig Economy Empowers Unschoolers By Kerry McDonald The growth of freelancers, or those working in the “gig economy” as their own independent contractors, is reshaping the way many Americans approach work. A 2016 Stanford University study found that independent freelancers comprise about one-quarter of the U.S. workforce and estimated that half of all workers could be independent contractors by 2020. Second (and third) jobs have always been a reality for many Americans who take on additional work for financial reasons, but the majority of today’s gig economy workers…

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Elon Musk: Free Cash Handouts “Will Be Necessary” If Robots Take Jobs

Elon Musk: Free Cash Handouts “Will Be Necessary” If Robots Take Jobs By Aaron Kesel Elon Musk claims that universal basic income (UBI) — essentially, free cash handouts — “will be necessary over time if (AI) artificial intelligence takes over most human jobs.” Universal income will be necessary over time if AI takes over most human jobs — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2018 In November 2016, Musk previously told CNBC that automation would lead to the need for cash handouts; CNBC now reports: “There is a pretty good chance we end…

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A.I. Takes Over Hospital Jobs In London, Implantable Smart Devices In Soldiers, And Growing Organs

A.I. Takes Over Hospital Jobs In London, Implantable Smart Devices In Soldiers, And Growing Organs By Aaron Kesel University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Alan Turing Institute aim to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients and replace some workers, The Guardian reported. The tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which A&E patients are seen first, will now be able to be conducted by A.I. “It’s going to be a game-changer,” Prof Bryan Williams, director of research at…

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