Anyone who’s following developments in the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency is well aware that things are changing fast. Until a few years ago, most banks and governments saw bitcoin as (at best) a comical nuisance and (at worst) a threat to international law. In the past couple years, however, governments have either had to either adopt an uneasy truce with crypto or denounce it completely. Last year saw the value of bitcoin balloon to $20k per coin before dipping back down to $6k – bullish investors are currently looking towards a $10k coin price to split the difference and get things back on track. Crypto prices are still incredibly volatile, but at this point, it would be naïve to write blockchain technology off as a trend. For better or worse, crypto is here to stay.
GIS stands for geographic information science — which is quite different from geography. GIS professionals build, maintain and apply mapping systems to allow us to more accurately (and more accessibly) see and navigate the world around us. Though the GIS industry was relatively small even a decade ago, these days it is growing exponentially — and it is important to understand why, especially if you are on the hunt for a lucrative new career. [Read more…]
Engineers are an odd breed. They are overflowing with hard skills in math and science, but they often must use creativity to solve problems. They tend to be stubborn in their views of the world, but they must be flexible in how they accomplish tasks and finish projects. They are determined to learn more, work harder and be the best at their jobs, but they rarely make career moves. Engineers are unlike any other type of professional — and they like it that way. [Read more…]
You reply to emails in your sleep and wake up in cold sweats about your box of un-filed receipts. Lunch breaks get skipped, and dinner with the family is a distant memory. You can’t remember the last time you trimmed your fingernails, let alone dedicated an hour to pampering. It’s easy to slip into the routine of working all day, only to come home and work all evening, but sometimes, you need to make time for yourself. Here’s how.
Loans can be scary things to the person who has never had one before or who did have one and had an awful experience. Loans are great for emergencies, building or repairing credit, and allowing you to obtain your goals faster. There are all sorts of loans that will help you do things like buy a house, buy a car, pay off some medical debt, or even get you a new laptop. Today we are taking a look at different types of loans, how they function, what they are for, and how you can find them.
For US tax purposes, an EIN or Employment Identification Number is a unique 9-digit identifying the number for business to identify themselves in the eyes of the government. No matter how small or big your company is; when paying tax to the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) you should have an EIN. However, businesses owned by a single person can choose to pay their tax under their personal Social Security Number. A business that needs an EIN and does not feel comfortable using their Social Security Number can apply for EIN online to start their company and be sure they are safe the IRS.
Forex trading is a 24-hour business because it’s an international market, with trades taking place across various time zones around the world. There is no physical exchange in any set location, making it possible for trading to happen around the clock. Forex can be traded 24 hours a day, between Sunday night and Friday evening (UK time).
Many people either choose to work because they enjoy it or they have to work because they need the income. No matter your reason, it’s important to know what habits are going to help you get ahead and continue to thrive in your career.
When you first fantasized about your retirement all those decades ago, you probably assumed you were going to leave the workforce at a respectable 65 with a full pension. But like any fantasy, it rarely matches reality. Now that you’re older and you’ve gained some experience, you know that retirement isn’t as cut and dry as it once was. It’s especially harder now that your adult children are still living with you. Though you love them, they represent an expense you weren’t expecting in your golden years, and their addition can postpone your retirement indefinitely.