Your Flex Life

Things You Shouldn't Own

From Music to Clothing, Flexible-Use Models Are Changing How We Experience Our Favorite Things

Listening to your favorite song used to mean going to the record store to spend $20 on an entire CD of mostly unheard tracks—and then making room for it forever on your now impossible-to-dust window sill. Of course, music streaming means nobody has to actually "own" music anymore. Here's how similar subscription-style services are changing other industries—from entertainment to fashion and beyond.

5 Ways To Pooch-Proof Your Road Trip

The only thing better than taking a road trip is taking one with your dog. Whether you’re seeing the country, visiting friends or family, or driving just for the sake of it, here’s how to make sure you and your four-legged pal have a safe and fun time on the road.

Meet Today’s ‘Anywhere Employees’

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.

A New Way to Drive

Why This Family Man Ditched His Buy-And-Hold Car Credo

Consulting recruiter Uros Majstorovic, 29, always believed in the benefits of buying a car new and driving it until the bitter end. But when he realized his longtime vehicle was worth less than what it would cost to get it back in shape—and that he actually hadn't enjoyed driving it for years—he went looking for another one. He wasn't expecting what happened next.

Why People Are Owning Less

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.

The 7 Stark Realities Of Entering the Gig Economy

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.