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Untethered Weekly Roundup: August 20, 2017

Enjoy our roundup of the top stories about remote work, digital nomads, freelancers, and the future of work.

How Can a Freelancer Save for Retirement?

Workers are increasingly identifying themselves as “self-employed,” putting the onus of planning for the future on the individual. Randy Fernando of Vault explains how freelancers can use a SEP IRA to save for retirement.

UNTETHERED

Why We Push Ourselves Too Hard and How to Work Less

There may once have been good evolutionary reasons for working hard and sometimes even too hard.  This piece presents an argument that perhaps our work strategies, fashioned as they were as an evolutionarily adaptive strategy, need to be updated to our new social and cultural environment.

TINY BUDDHA

Not Even Remotely Possible

This article contends with what the writer happily terms the tyranny of geography and the future of remote working.  He describes what works and what doesn’t work based on his assessments and observations of his own experience and that of others.

TECHCRUNCH

The Future of Jobs: Is Decent Work for All a Pipe Dream?

This piece focuses on the future of work and how that future plays out socially, culturally, politically and practically for all those involved.  With the coming of instability, insecurity, and vulnerability of certain kinds of employment, steps will need to be taken to contend with precarious contracts, for example, and limited access to social protections of all kinds.

THE GUARDIAN


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