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As a small or new employer, it can be difficult to know what you need to purchase to begin with. It can be tempting to immediately purchase the latest payroll software to get your payroll started but is that necessary? The answer to this question is: not always. It will

If you work from home, as a freelancer, or a small business owner, the government can subsidize your taxes on what they deem personal expenses.  Since covid, millions of Americans have been working from home and overlooking their expenses in their tax filings. Some people dismiss these deductions because they

by Eleyah Knight, L.Ac. Being completely present, creative, and curious about the world around us is one of the gifts of childhood. No matter how difficult or simple our lives were as children, we didn’t base every experience or filter every new person we met on painful past events. Yet

As a small business owner, you must seriously consider the best way to communicate with others. You will have to consider factors like cost, scale, and reliability. A virtual phone number is a phone number that relies on the internet to make calls as opposed to traditional phone numbers, which

For outdoorsy families, packing up the RV and heading out for a camping, hiking, hunting or fishing trip is the ultimate weekend getaway. However, when you love the outdoors and all the benefits you can get from it, it becomes your responsibility (more than ever) to take good care of

Having a successful hunting trip is a great feeling. However, it can be tricky to get right, particularly if you don’t really know what to take with you or how to go on one. Hunting trips are already a challenge and so you should make your trips easier by planning

Driving a truck for a living isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean it’s not for you! The life of a truck driver is vastly different from someone who works a typical 9 to 5 and there’s a lot that people might not know about the job. If you’re interested

If you are young and single, then traveling for work can be an exciting experience. The opportunity to relocate and get paid for it almost sounds like a dream come true. You get to see new parts of the world, meet different people, and make unique memories. Some corporate housing,

Alaska may be far from the US mainland, but it is one of its most beautiful states. You should visit Alaska at least once when you get the chance. When you do, your best option for accommodation will be Airbnb rentals.  Whether planning a weekend getaway or a two-week vacation,

What are your financial documents? If you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t think much about them. However, taking care of your finances is a huge part of adult life. By taking care of your finances, you’ll be able to live a secure and happy life. There are many financial

It’s important for the coming generations to understand the best ways to live sustainably while they still enjoy modern conveniences. With this in mind, here’s an outline of how you can teach them to balance between the modern world and the environment outdoors. Introduce the Environment to Your Trivia Night

Several solar companies will pop up on your screen while searching for the most preferred one on the internet. Since you have several options within your reach, how do you pick the best among others? To choose the best solar company, there are certain mistakes to avoid. These mistakes are

Spending time outdoors is recommended for a reason, so it’s a good idea to find ways to enjoy it without spending a lot of money. Read on to see some tips about how you can do this and bond better with your family. Drive to a Nearby Beach If you


These days, modern-day porch entertainment most likely consists of a Bluetooth speaker and streamed playlists; often a private party, albeit on public display. But part rock-n-roll and part Norman Rockwell, Porchfest Grants Pass is a public party playing out on private porches. “It is a reason for people to get

One of the casualties of the pandemic has been music festivals in southern Oregon. With mainstays like Apple Jam missing-in-action, one of the few standing festivals is RelaxPansion, a three day old-school hippie festival, complete with goddess temples and fireside jams, and a few dozen musicians. For some insights to

With a brisk schedule of shows, Danielle Kelly is a tornado of talent, touching down here and there throughout the summer. Complete calendar at her website. RVM: You have been performing for more than a decade in southern Oregon.  What keeps you going? Danielle Kelly: I think it’s being committed to

Beyond the Valley

Vikki Gilmore’s latest release “Doubt of My Mind” was written, recorded, and produced remotely in collaboration with Mathieu LeGuerrier, as a creative byproduct of the COVID-19 lockdown. This endearing indie-folk reverie was inspired by the hardship and universal loneliness of a global pandemic, mixed with the anxiety of self-doubt that

Last week, I received an email from Ian Urbina, and it was the first I had heard of his ongoing project The Outlaw Ocean, and the outreach of The Outlaw Ocean Music Project. Read on for some more information about this exciting effort, and episode 3 of The Weekly Catch,

Within days of Ireland’s lockdown, BBC Folk Award winner and RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards nominee Daoirí Farrell set up a corner of his kitchen as a makeshift stage and began live streaming. There was no plan to make this a regular event but with close to 2k comments and