Do you work from home? Do you wish you could share the cost of an office space with like minded individuals?
Coworking.ie was launched a few days ago by Jason Roe and whose goal is to, “promote coworking in ireland, to provide a community space for coworkers to team up and to serve as a guide to people who are looking to go out on their own.” I love the notion of a “community of cafe-like collaboration spaces for developers, writers and independents”.
It’s a great idea and I for one will be subscribed to the blog and keeping an eye on developments. I’m not the only one: James and Justin have both expressed an interest in the venture.
This wiki page has more details on what coworking is with a long list of posts on the subject and links to coworking initiatives all over the world!
I know, I know, it’s late in the day, but I’m looking at my pension options. I’m self employed and if I start a pension before October 31st the tax I owe for 2005 will be reduced by 42% of the lump sum that I invest. As you can imagine, it’s well worth buying a pension but it’s important to get value for money so I need to choose carefully.
Some links I found:
Who offers the best pension? I imagine that’s like asking, “who is the best football team?” Everyone has their own answer.
Garret goes over some of the issues regarding working for yourself that you might not know about.