I cannot believe how many of us are now working from home.  Just think, working remotely, just over two years ago, wasn't really a thing.

It was rare for entire departments to not be inside the office.

Now?  Forget about it, I feel it is uncommon if someone isn't working from their couch, or home office.

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If we can take away one small "positive" (and I use the term positive very loosely in this situation) from the pandemic, it's that we've proven that we're capable of doing our jobs from literally anywhere.

Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash
Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash

Working remotely has its advantages.

It allows you to be more flexible with your schedule, to sleep later, and it cuts down on commuting.  As someone who once commuted an hour each way to work, that type of flexibility and cutting down on the time in the car is my favorite part.

We cannot forget about another big benefit; we do not have to pay for gas as often as we would with long commutes.

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Photo by Yassine Khalfalli on Unsplash

Anyway, it makes sense that more and more people are looking to make the permanent switch to working remotely.

If that sounds like something you're interested in, I have some great news for you.

According to Wallet Hub, New Jersey was ranked pretty high for working remotely.

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Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash

The Garden State was named NUMBER 1 for remote work in the United States.


How amazing is that?

Before I tell you how Wallet Hub arrived at those findings, I will share their top 5 states:

  1. New Jersey
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Delaware
  4. Connecticut
  5. Massachusets

Who was last?  Alaska.  Alaska was named one of the worst states to work remotely.

How did WalletHub come up with its list?

Wallet Hub factored in the states' work environment (cybersecurity, household internet access, etc), and living environment (the price of electricity and internet, home square footage, etc) when forming the list.

I am all for working remotely.  My job actually allows me to work remotely and take advantage of all of the perks listed above.

So yes, I'm probably a little biased, but this is for me.

Don't get me wrong, there are some days I do miss an office environment, but overall, I think working remotely is the way of the future.

If you have the ability to work from home, the space at home and your office allowing you to, please take advantage of it.  It, in some cases, is life-changing.


If you're working remotely, here are the 25 Best Places To Live in New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in New Jersey using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

2021 NJ property taxes: See how your town compares

Find your municipality in this alphabetical list to see how its average property tax bill for 2021 compares to others. You can also see how much the average bill changed from 2020. For an interactive map version, click here. And for the full analysis by New Jersey 101.5, read this story.

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