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The Reader-Writer Round-Up

Rako & The Rat - Demo

In case you haven't noticed, the HITC Life hacks haven't been writing much lately. Which is good. Instead, it's you, the readers, who are writing the articles, and let us (hacks) tell you: they are good.

Uninsured in the USA

Money & Stethoscope - Vangelis Thomaidis

I left London in early last month and will become a resident of Canada in a few weeks. In the meantime I'm in the US, where the healthcare battle is raging. And I'm pregnant and uninsured.

Peer-to-Peer Lending - Would You?

Money Changing

For a reason I can no longer recall (it's age really, but I don't necessary wish to admit to that), I looked into peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. At the time it was presented as the best thing since sliced bread, only very new and difficult to actually form an opinion about.

Time's Up

Stop This Watch! - Jean Scheijen

You can feel it in your bones. You can sense it all around you. Your intuition is telling you: "I'm going to lose my job today!"

Easy to Hire, Easy to Fire

P45 Form

Contractors, also known as consultants (or temps), used to be easy to hire and easy to fire (though not very often). In today's market, they're easy to hire (though not very often) and even easier to fire.

Homemaking, Jobhunting Lady of Leisure

Landing Card

Many people define themselves by the jobs they do. Their work-self forms the major part of their being, and once stripped of this identify, they find it difficult to define themselves in some other way.