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I knew my father was dying when he gave me his AOL password.

By JANE HODGES
April 22, 2010 — With the country’s unemployment hovering around 10%, many professionals are on the hunt for the perfect job. But what job? What industry? To the rescue are online career-assessment tests that aim to help workers (and daydreamers) identify suitable jobs and work environments. We took four tests to learn what [...]

February 10, 2010
By JANE HODGES
Talk about control. In addition to managing themselves, self-employed workers have their own options for retirement saving, too. Two of the best options: solo 401(k)s and solo Roth 401(k)s.
Both have been around a few years but are more common now as accountants with entrepreneurial clients have become more fluent with them, [...]

The Seattle Times
Jan. 24, 2010 — Jacqui Evanchik, a 53-year-old software consultant, knew when she listed her one-bedroom condo at Capitol Hill’s Trace Lofts that she’d chosen to do so in a difficult market. Home sales have been anemic for a while.

She knew her $300,000 listing appeared at a slow time of year, around Thanksgiving. [...]

For those who lack a conventional office, shared, or “coworking,” spaces promise to solve some of the dilemmas of working alone. These facilities provide environments where professional nomads can work in relative quiet and even socialize around the coffee pot, or copier. Just how well could we “cowork”? To find out, we took laptop and cellphone to four facilities in four cities.