Become a Patron! A few years back I wrote a goofy post trying to look at car ownership not as a personal consumption expenditure, but as a productive input; as a profit center, not a cost center. For the last few months I've been fooling around with our local "micromobility" services, in particular the Bird dockless electric scooters and Capital Bikeshare bikes which I have … [Read more...] about What are the most lucrative things you can do with free transportation?
Become a Patron! I've covered extensively my experience using the District of Columbia's paid family and medical leave program to take time off to care for a family member. Since I began that series, the program has been reinforced even further, with the addition of 2 weeks of paid prenatal leave and an extension of personal medical and family caregiving leave to 12 weeks. … [Read more...] about Preserving your eligibility for paid family and medical leave
Become a Patron! Economic Injury Disaster Loans, first introduced by the 2020 CARES Act, are a special program of the Small Business Administration designed to reach the smallest business, including sole proprietors and platform workers, who may not have been able to fulfill the initial requirements of the larger Paycheck Protection Program (although many of those … [Read more...] about My successful Economic Injury Disaster Loan modification
Become a Patron! This is the third and final (for now) entry in my series about navigating the District of Columbia's universal paid family and medical leave program. You can find the first entry here and the second entry here. My family leave During my paid leave period I flew back and forth across the country a few times to provide support to a family member recovering … [Read more...] about My paid family leave journey: my leave, payments, and surprise redetermination
Become a Patron! This is the second entry in what will be an occasional series about my navigation of the District of Columbia's universal paid family and medical leave program. You can find the first entry here. Getting your application ready Like every interaction with the government here, applying for leave requires filling out a series of forms. In the District of … [Read more...] about My paid family leave journey: application, timing, hiccups, and approval