Fiscal Tiger – November 25, 2017
Have you heard of digital nomads or location independent work? If you haven’t, and the thought of being able to travel full time while still earning a paycheck is appealing, this article is for you.
Over Thanksgiving I learned that one of my closest family members is moving towards a position at his job that he could do completely remotely. That would allow him to move wherever he wants while still earning a nice salary. He is thinking about becoming a digital nomad, either in an RV or a boat!
How cool does that sound???
This topic came up in conversation recently and I realized I haven’t really discussed it. If the thought of investing in companies whose values don’t align with your own bothers you, consider looking into socially responsible investing. Also known as social investing and socially conscious investing, SRI is a way to find funds and companies that follow business practices you want to support, or avoid those that build products you don’t want to support.
There are all kinds of socially responsible investing niches. You can find funds that don’t invest in companies that sell alcohol. Or maybe you are anti-gambling – there’s a fund for that, too. Environmental warrior? You bet there are funds for you.
If this sounds too good to be true, that’s because it might be. While socially responsible investing can be profitable, it may not end up as profitable as a broad-based approach that doesn’t consider these factors. Why? Because socially responsible companies may have to spend money on more expensive business practices, or they might not appeal to the mass market and thus never be as large as other companies. Only you can decide whether that matters to you.
Kate Horrell – November 25, 2017
Ah, renewing driver’s licenses. (one of) The bane of military life.
I often see this topic come up in military forums. The problem with asking a forum full of people what you need to do about your driver’s license is that most of them will not be from your state of residence, and thus they might be giving you advice based on information that doesn’t apply to your situation. Been there.
Instead, use this handy guide from Kate Horrell. She goes state-by-state to explain the rules for military members. Thanks, Kate!
And speaking as somebody from a state where driver’s licenses DO EXPIRE, even for military members – please, everybody, stop spreading the myth that military member’s driver’s licenses don’t expire. They do in some states.