Remote Swap

Delving deep into life in the age of virtual work and the gig economy.

  • How is daily life changing as we develop new ownership models? What came before?
  • What are the consequences of the monetization of community?
  • How does this compare to the everyday communism of the gift economy?
  • How are some people decommodifying their lives as others monetize every interaction?
Staying home when going home isn’t an option

Staying home when going home isn’t an option

The news is listing off a daily COVID-19 death toll. The world has shut down to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Everyone is frantically learning to adapt to working from home, homeschooling kids, living without cleaners, personal care assistants, and someone else to...

Early retirement: What happens when the unexpected occurs?

Early retirement: What happens when the unexpected occurs?

Financial independence and early retirement – known as the FIRE movement – requires devotees to relentlessly save, tirelessly work, and aggressively invest to free themselves of a full-time job by their 30s, 40s, or 50s. Despite their best-laid plans, what happens...

The best books I read in 2019

The best books I read in 2019

To celebrate releasing the fourth edition of Moving to Canada and my 2019 Cross Border Tax Guide, here are the books I've found fascinating recently: Understanding Canada A History of Canada in Ten Maps It's a challenge to find books on the history of Canada that are...

Cat lady world tour

Cat lady world tour

I wish I could have the tour start in San Francisco's nascent cat museum, but alas, the fledgling museum and it's pop-up shows seem to have fizzled out. Who's ready to revive the project? Instead, let's begin in Ohio. Feline Historical Museum, Alliance, OH This is the...

Gated communities and the legacy of the kollektivhus

Gated communities and the legacy of the kollektivhus

I grew up as the kind of person who scoffed at country clubs and gated communities. Scoffing is actually a generously polite description of my feelings on the matter. I viewed the type of people who are members of country clubs as part of the problem.  When I thought...

Who I am in the beds of strangers

Who I am in the beds of strangers

I have stayed in a lot of different homes. I spent three years subletting apartments in Prospect and Crown Heights, Brooklyn in an era before AirBnB. I have stayed in well over 100 homes through CouchSurfing and the personal networks that have sprouted up through the...

Cori Carl

In early 2008, I embarked on what became an entire year of traveling through CouchSurfing. That was my first step into the world of the sharing economy.

I work as a communications consultant for mission driven organizations and serve as director of The Caregiver Space.

I have an MA in Corporate Communication from Baruch College at the City University in New York and a BA in Media and Cultural Studies from Eugene Lang College at the New School University.

My masters thesis investigated the correlation between computational thinking skills and career success in non-STEM fields. My undergraduate thesis drew connections between early social networking sites and the way the postal network shaped society.

I’m a lifelong history nerd who spent much of my childhood in archives and museums with my dad, founder of the InfoAge Science & History Center.

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Learn everything you need to know to move to Canada, from someone who’s actually done it. You don’t need an attorney or an immigration consultant — or a job offer.

My guide outlines all of the legal pathways for moving to Canada, from temporary permits to citizenship. I provide step-by-step instructions in plain English for the most common method of becoming a permanent resident: the Express Entry skilled worker program.

This guide also provides information on the settlement process, from getting your things across the border to finding a job in Canada.

I found this guide to be VERY helpful in clarifying some questions I had regarding the process. I tried to consult with an immigration firm but it was way too expensive and the person I was talking to prior to consult was confusing.

Can’t wait to join my Canadian husband shortly and now I feel confident that what we are doing is the right direction. The book is easy to read, easy to understand and points are listed out clearly and concisely. Anyone looking to move to Canada, worth the investment.

Heather

This book is very well written, chock full of useful information and tips. The writing style is crisp and engaging. I enjoyed reading about the author’s personal experiences with immigrating to Canada, as well as the loads of information she provided on how the process worked. Somehow she took a potentially boring and tedious subject and made it interesting. Did I still have a few questions after reading this book? Of course! But thats because each person has a unique set of needs and personal history and reasons for moving. I believe this book will provide most of the basic information you will need to start the progress of moving to Canada. It is very thorough and well organized. I feel pretty confident that I understand all that will be involved in applying for a permanent residency after having read this book. Plus I enjoyed reading the background material about Canada.

J. Garrison

Are you one of the many dual citizens, US green card holders, or Americans living in Canada? You know you need to file taxes in both countries, but this obligation can seem overwhelming.

Other tax guides are sales pitches for accounting firms disguised as a book. Don’t get scared into hiring help you don’t need.

This book provides you with the information you need to file your taxes on your own.

Whether you’re living in Canada temporarily, settled in as an expat, or never planning on returning to the US — this guide to taxes for Americans in the True North covers it all.

Very concise, easy to read. Flipping through this book is easier than searching for HOURS on the internet, sifting for relevant information. The author also directs you to authoritative material on the various subjects so that you don’t have to take her on her word.

Laura J. Cranton

Don’t be afraid! Read this first! Excellent overview of U.S./ Canadian taxes and treaty to help with planning – and compliance.

Cassaundra James