Chapter 16. Working from Home

In This Chapter

  • Is working at home right for you?

  • Being accountable to an employer—and to yourself

  • Setting up your home office

  • Paying taxes and taking deductions

  • Protecting yourself and your business

More and more Americans are staying home to work, or at least completing some of their work from home. Technological advances have made it possible for many people to work from almost anywhere, without the confines of an office cubicle. Attitudes about working from home have also changed during the past decade or two.

People who worked at home used to be looked at as somehow suspect—they didn’t fit into the norm of commuting office workers. That, however, was before the days of laptops, e-mails, home fax machines, cell phones, ...

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