The Origin Story Behind Your Most Powerful Personal Document
For a slip of plastic intended to prove our legal ability to drive a car, the modern driver’s license sure is a versatile little overachiever. So how did a state-issued vehicular permission slip come to wield so much raw power? Here's the story.
Volkswagen Is Scrapping Its Most Iconic Car. A Writer Laments.
The news that Volkswagen is planning to permanently cease production on its beloved Beetle this summer has stirred up some serious nostalgia—and for those lucky enough to have driven one—a bout of legitimate sadness. Fair writer Carly Milne details how her own "bug" opened her up to a new side of life—right up until its untimely passing.
Is The Corporate Jet Business Pointing To The Future Of How We’ll Drive?
Owning a corporate jet used to be the ultimate sign of success for a company—a sky-streaking signal that a business has truly arrived (and doesn’t even need an airport gate). But some large companies are passing on the idea and opting for a jet subscription service instead—yet another signal of the growing unpopularity of owning the machines that transport us.
To some Americans, remote work is not merely a perk; it's the whole point. And for those capable enough to really turn the logistics in their favor, the ultimate goal is to do it in another country. Whether you want to work from a sandy beach or hunker down in an idyllic snowy cabin, there’s an option on this list for everyone.
9 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Vehicle’s Bells and Whistles
The latest car tech has bamboozled even the savviest driver among us, having been upgraded to the point that it feels like you need a pilot’s license just to understand or operate a motor vehicle. We demystify your car's inceasingly complex dashboard, knobs and whirlygigs with an examination of some of your ride's most impressive (and underused) capabilities.
Tracking Your Business Mileage? 7 Things Freelancers Should Consider
Working in the gig economy means constantly adjusting to a life outside the traditional trappings of a full-time office. One of the most important practices any freelancer or contractor needs to master is navigating their taxes—specifically their deductions. And if you use your car during the course of your work, this means tracking write-offs related to the car you use for your daily grind.
There’s No Shortage Of Shared Office Options. Here Are Some Of The Most Popular.
Not long ago, working from home was the new American dream. A ten-second commute from your bedroom to your home office. Seriously, what’s not to love? But home is no longer where the heart is for the professionally mobile, who are setting up shop in record numbers at perk-laden coworking spaces. Here are some of the most popular options out there.
5 Mobility Advancements Of The Future
As the ways we get around continue to advance through technology, it’s easy to feel like the far-off World of Tomorrow isn’t, well, that far off. The reality is that a vast leap in how humans get from Point A to Point B may still be pretty far into the future. But there are still some amazing developments on the verge of real breakthrough.
10 Things Contractors Need To Know Before Their Annual Filing
Drynuary is over and you’ve officially, finally (maybe) kicked the last of that holiday cold. Which means it’s time for your other least favorite time of year: tax season. This is a source of dread for pretty much everybody, but particularly if you're a freelancer.
The Modern Car Loan Sucks. But It's Got Company.
Ah, consumer contracts. The inflexible, often crooked backbone of our financed purchases and service subscriptions. Sure, they’re unavoidable. But do they have to be so downright awful? We go back in time to see how awful agreements like auto loans stack up against some of the worst financial pacts in history.
Rideshare Providers Unveil Monthly Packages. Are They Worth It?
It’s official: Subscription models are kind of a thing. Recently, Uber announced the launch of its new subscription model called Ride Pass, offering passengers rides for a set fee based on a monthly subscription payment. It’s launching in multiple cities for a monthly price of either $14.99 or $24.99 per month. So what's the catch? You've got questions, we have answers.
Everything You Need To Know About Giving Your Ride a Proper Scrub
So you're a fiscally responsible adult who's landed a dream car. But you dread paying the big bucks for that fancy car wash, don't have time to DIY it, and don't trust that sketch automated car wash attached to the gas station. What are you supposed to do? Grab a sponge and soak up some car-washing knowledge.
New Companies, Greater Freedoms Bring New Meaning To Working Remotely
The concept of working remotely is busting free from home offices and heading across the globe, thanks to employers and services catering to the “untethered” lifestyle. And while this nomadic workforce demands flexibility in housing and transportation to enable their go-anywhere lives, they certainly don’t have to go it alone.
In an era where innovation seems to be bringing us the future almost daily, the transportation method most of us use has remained much the same since the early 1900s: gas-powered cars. Of course, this isn’t surprising since cars represent an unbeatable combination of convenience, freedom, self-expression, coolness and fun. But what about all the other futuristic transportation models that were supposed to be a thing by now?
Experiences Are Replacing Possessions As What Define Us
There was a time when the American dream was defined by what we owned: a house, car, jewelry, furniture, artwork. Having stuff meant we were successful and statused and, man, we just loved it all. But, as the saying goes, times have changed. People—particularly Millennials—have come to understand that owning something actually carries significant life-inhibiting costs: time, maintenance, storage, repairs, even your peace of mind. Here are six reasons that millions of people are simplifying their lives for the better by owning less stuff.
Flexibility Is Key To Mastering The Freelance Life
The notion of work is changing. Nowadays, even those of us with full-time jobs are more likely to set our own hours, dress codes and other previously set-in-stone elements of office life. For those working the gig economy, the freedoms are even greater—and it can be equal parts awesome and stressful.