In recent years, co-working has emerged as a sought-after alternative to the structure of the traditional office, and as Forbes reports, the trend it now making its way into co-living concepts around the country. The idea is that residents live far beyond the four walls of their home, in a community atmosphere with “an emphasis on amenities and community.” The option is particularly popular among millennials, for its “affordability, flexibility and ease of use.”

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The New Year brings new beginnings, and with President Trump expected to sign the new tax reform bill any day, it may pay off to prepare for 2018 by making a few tax moves today. As a recent Seattle Times article outlines, there are a few simple moves you can make now, that will help your tax future. Many of the sweeping changes to the individual tax code will “kick in on Jan. 1, and there are steps you could take in the coming days to maximize new advantages and minimize the potential hit from other changes.”

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It’s holiday party season, which means that unless you are the Grinch, you definitely have some social events on your calendar in the coming weeks. A recent 425 Magazine article reminds partygoers that no matter the function, “etiquette dictates it’s proper to show your appreciation by bringing a gift for the individuals who have graciously invited you into their homes.”

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Last week, mayor Tim Burgess and city councilor Rob Johnson released Seattle’s Housing Affordability Rezone Plan, which will loosen restrictions on the height and number of units a developer may build, in exchange for offering affordable housing options within the project or paying into a city-fund to support affordable homes. Curbed Seattle broke down the exhaustive document, which is set to go for review at the City Council over the next couple of weeks with possible implementation by this time next year.

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According to a recent Seattle Times article, Amazon has introduced two new home furnishing brands, “the latest extension of the company’s growing private label section.” The private labels are called Rivet and Stone & Beam and will be sold exclusively on the Amazon.com platform. Since establishing the AmazonBasics brand in 2009, which includes everyday household items such as “batteries, headphones and iPhone chargers,” the retail giant has continued to move into contract-manufactured items, which are products made solely for one company’s use and “carry a lower price than name-brand items.”

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