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Coronavirus is causing a Dramatic and Urgent increase in Work at Home Jobs

The coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing public health emergency of international concern involving multiple outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019. It is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, first identified in Wuhan, China. As of 2 March 2020, more than 90,000 cases have been confirmed, of which 8,000 were classified as serious. More than 70 countries and territories have been affected with major outbreaks in central China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. More than 2,900 people have died in mainland China and about 160 have died in other countries. More than 45,000 people have recovered.

And also, the coronavirus outbreak has been a major topic from all around the world. And you know with people and companies around the world being increasingly affected in a wide variety of ways. From events and travel being cancelled, not being able to buy certain products, schools and shops being (or preparing to be) closed, and more… it’s getting closer to home for many of us.

While many companies have work-from-home plans in place, most do not unfortunately. So given the massive scale of this outbreak and the impact it is having on companies worldwide, it’s an important time for organizations to evaluate how remote work can help them with emergency situations (such as this, as well as extreme weather events, security lockdowns, etc.). And in the case that you know of a company in need of some support or guidance, please feel free to tell them to contact our Employer team to find out the options.

Here is how to use remote work regards to Coronavirus

There are also major impacts happening on workplaces—specifically, coronavirus is causing a dramatic and urgent increase in remote working which kicked off with the “World’s Largest Work-From-Home Experiment” in China. To keep staff safe and companies in business, many employers are allowing—even mandating—that staff work from home.

CNN: Coronavirus could mean you’ll be working from home. Here’s how to stay productive.

Marketplace on NPR: Remote work is having a moment amid COVID-19 fears
Forbes: How Coronavirus Is Creating a Watershed Moment for Remote Work
TechRepublic: How COVID-19 is impacting job seekers and hiring managers
coronavirus is causing a dramatic and urgent increase in work at home jobs

 

 

Leana S. Wen is an emergency physician and a visiting professor at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Previously, she served as Baltimore’s health commissioner.

I watched President Trump’s news conference about the coronavirus on Wednesday. This is what I wish I had heard him say:

My fellow Americans, I am here as your commander in chief to provide an important update about the new coronavirus, covid-19. If there were a terrorist threat to this country, I would be standing here with my top military leaders. This is a public health threat, so I stand here with my top public health officials.

As soon as coronavirus became an epidemic in China, my administration took action. We implemented a quarantine — the first time the United States has issued a quarantine in more than 50 years. We put in place travel restrictions so that we can delay the virus from getting to our country.

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Making Your Appliances More Energy Efficient—And Saving Money in the Process

As the world becomes more eco-friendly, things like recycling cans and reusing bags have become commonplace. These simple activities not only help people demonstrate their concern for the environment, but also give them the opportunity to make or save money.

However, there are plenty of other eco-friendly, money-saving lifestyle adjustments you can make that you may not be entirely aware of. For example, taking inventory of all the electrical appliances in your home and evaluating whether or not they’re operating at maximum efficiency could be the game changer needed to take you to the next level.

If you can make some simple changes when it comes to your appliances, you can significantly reduce the amount of energy that’s being used and therefore lower your electric bills. A simple walk-through of your home can result is less wasted energy and more financial savings.

So here are several things you can do to start saving electricity:

Maintain or Replace Older Appliances

If you regularly clean and maintain your appliances, you can increase the likelihood that they’ll work at maximum efficiency. For example, if your air conditioner has a dirty filter, it may not be cooling your room or home quickly enough. This means you’ll run the appliance for a longer period of time, sucking up energy and money. Or maybe the door of your electric oven has become misaligned from years of use and an unnoticeable opening releases heat. This means you have to run the oven longer to cook your favorite dish.

Enlisting the help of a professional service technician to perform an annual checkup on some of your bigger appliances, like washers and dryers, can reduce the operating costs of those appliances significantly—sometimes up to 20%. This kind of professional maintenance can also extend the life of the appliance and ensure it remains safe, even after years of use.

If you have any appliances that have been in use for 10 years or more, they are likely not working at their peak rate of efficiency. Consider replacing them outright. This could cut your electric bill in half.

Buy Energy-Saving Appliances

Speaking of replacing your appliances, be on the lookout for the Energy Star logo.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been operating the Energy Star program for more than 20 years. Energy Star certification means the appliance is more energy-efficient (and therefore cost-saving) than a comparable model without the designation. The Energy Star label is currently used in more than 75 different product categories.

Maximizing Your Refrigerator

Two very simple things will help keep the cool air inside your refrigerator. The cooler your refrigerator stays, the less it’ll need to draw energy to pump new cool air in.

First, don’t keep the refrigerator or freezer door open for longer than you actually need. Second, try to avoid opening your refrigerator door all the way—open it just enough to get what you want.

Maximizing Your Air Conditioner

Instead of turning your air conditioner on and off manually whenever you think you need to, it’s much better to establish what temperature is most comfortable for you and stick to it. That means choosing a temperature and permanently setting the thermostat at that level, so that the air conditioner can turn on and off on its own.

An air conditioner that kicks in as soon as the temperature rises too high only needs to cool the room or home by a few degrees, as a opposed to a human who might only get around to it when the air conditioner needs to cool the room by five, ten, or fifteen degrees. You can imagine how much more electricity is needed and how much more that costs.

Unplug Your Appliances During a Power Outrage

In the uncommon occurrence of a power outage, unplug all your appliances (like toasters and microwaves) and electric devices (like computers and televisions). Not only will this protect them from voltage surges when the electricity comes back on, this will decrease the demand on the electrical system of your power supplier. Voltage surges can cause permanent damage to your appliances and devices.

Bonus Tip: Use Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

If you haven’t already gotten rid of all your traditional incandescent light bulbs, now is the time to do so. While these types of bulbs emit the kind of warm glow that many people have gotten used to, they’re the most inefficient, energy-draining bulbs on the market. An incandescent bulb yields approximately 700 to 1,000 hours of use.

Here are come alternatives:

Halogen bulbs are a type of incandescent. Known for mimicking natural daylight, they’re at least 25% more efficient than a normal incandescent bulb. With an average lifespan of 1,000 hours, they’re mostly used for under-cabinet and pendant lighting. One thing to note, however, is that halogens cost more upfront than regular incandescents—though this is made up in energy savings over time. They also burn at a higher temperature, so caution is necessary.

Fluorescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs are a whopping 75% more efficient than standard incandescent bulbs. They come in a number of shapes, sizes, and colors, and they yield an average of 8,000 hours of use. They’re perfect for the home (in rooms like the kitchen) and commercial environments.

LED light bulbs are hands down the greatest of them all. Not only are they at least 75% more efficient than incandescents, their average lifespan is more than 25,000 hours. They’re great indoors and outdoors, for decorative lighting and task lighting—pretty much perfect for anything. They also emit practically no heat, making them the coolest (literally and figuratively) light bulb available.

The Bottom Line

As you move towards a more efficient lifestyle, whether your concern is protecting the environment or saving money or both, paying special attention to your appliances (and light bulbs) will go a long way in helping you achieve your goals.

While there are plenty of more things you can do to flex your eco-friendly muscles, the above suggestions are a great place to start.

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Financial Freedom Summit

May 1st-3rd – St. Louis, MO – 2020


Money only matters if it helps you live a life you love. Join 50+ speakers who are living life on their own terms, connect with others on the journey, and take the next step.

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Come participate in the first annual Financial Freedom Summit. Learn from experts, network with other attendees, and learn how you can achieve financial freedom. Nobody deserves to constantly stress about money. Discover how you can control your money and use it to design a life that you love.

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Attend 50+ sessions led by industry experts on topics including money, life, and everything in between.

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Grant Sabatier


Creator, Millennial Money & Author of Financial Freedom

Kristy & Bryce


founders, Millennial RevOlution & Authors of Quit Like A Millionaire

Vicki Robin


AUTHOR OF Your Money or Your Life

Jamila Souffrant


founder, journey to launch

J.D. Roth


Founder, get rich slowly

Julien & Kiersten


founders, rich and regular

Chelsea Brennan


founder, smart money mamas

Bobby Hoyt


Founder, millennial money man & LAPTOP EMPIRES

Rosemarie Groner


Founder, busy budgeter

Cody Berman


FOUNDER, fly to fi & the fi show

Jillian Johnsrud


Founder, montana money adventures

Chad Carson


Founder, Coach carson real estate

Doc G


FOUNDER, Diversefi & What’s UP Next Podcast

Rob & Melissa


Founders, Flea Market Flipper

Chris Hutchins


Ceo & Founder, grove

Naseema McElroy


Founder, Financially intentional

Scott Rieckens


executive producer, playing with fire

Vincent Pugliese


Author of Freelance to freedom

Kevin Ha


Founder, Financial Panther

Leisa Peterson


founder, Wealthclinic

Noah Bouillon


founder, Money metagame

Zeona McIntyre


Creator, Zeonamcintyre.com and airbnb expert

Justin Taylor

founder, saving sherpa and co-host of the fi show

Andy Hill

founder, marriage kids and money

Larry Hagner


founder, the good dad project

Alexandra Fasulo


digital nomad & Pro service provider on fiverr.com

Leif Dahleen, M.D.

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founder, physician on fire

Steve Adcock


founder, think save retire

Gina Horkey


founder, horkey handbook

Travis Hornsby


founder, student loan planner

Diego Corzo


founder, house hacking club

Craig Curelop


author of the house hacking strategy

Hadassah Damien


founder, ride free fearless money

Adam Carroll


founder, Mastery of money & the build a bigger life retreat

Lisa Harrison


founder, mad money monster

Bob Lai


founder, tawcan

Liz Gendreau


founder, chief mom officer

Kanwal Sarai


founder, Simply investing

James Lowery


founder, rethink the rat race

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Thursday, April 30th

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Friday, May 1st

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Break for Lunch

12:30PM – 3PM

Understanding Your Relationship with Money

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Money Mindset Speaker Sessions

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9AM – 11:30 AM

Money Tactics Speaker Sessions

11:30AM – 12:30PM

Break for Lunch

12:30PM – 3:30PM

Money Tactics Speaker Sessions (cont’d)

3:30PM – 5PM

Final Keynote

7PM – 10PM

Closing Party

 

Sunday, May 3rd

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