Exit the Cubicle. Get Ready to Work From Home.

More of us could be working in our comfortable sweatpants and slippers within the next seven years. A study by the software company Intuit predicts that more than 40 percent of the U.S. labor force – some 60 million people – may never step foot in the office because we’ll be a nation of  freelancers, contractors or temporary employees working remotely. [See also: Job tips for workers 50-plus] Already itching to bolt from your cubicle?  The Intuit 2020 report projects this scenario …

The Ins and Outs of Working from Home

Believe it or not, working from home is no easy feat. And more people than you’d think do it: Out of the 29.6 million small businesses in the U.S., about half of those are home-based, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. That’s why AARP collected some tips for home-based entrepreneurs, using a lawyer who created her practice out of her home, Beth Henkel, as an example: While working from home made her commute much easier, other job-related issues remained …