The wealth spiral
Success comes with an unexpected level of complexity, leading high net worth families to fall into a wealth spiral. Here’s why it happens, how it affects life at home, and what you can do to calm the chaos.Read this story
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5 tips for hiring and retaining a top estate manager for your household staff
Whether you’re hiring a full-time household manager for the first time or hoping to keep an amazing estate manager for the long term, these 5 tips from expert private service professionals will help you recruit and retain top talent.
11 non-obvious questions to ask when you’re interviewing for estate manager jobs
Every estate manager wants to find a role where they can thrive. So, what questions should you ask during the interview process to help you recognize great principals, uncover growth opportunities, and land a role that’s a long-term fit? Get tips from the experts.
What is executive protection? A hiring guide for HNW households
What is executive protection? When should you consider executive protection services, and how do you go about finding the right executive protection agent? Here’s a guide to figuring out the right private security setup for a high net worth household.
5 housekeeping basics every household manager should know
Whether you’re hiring a private housekeeper for the first time or managing a team of full-time housekeepers, here are 5 things you should know.
How to hire a private chef for a high net worth household
Curious about hiring a private chef for your home? We’ve got the answers to all your questions, including salary tips, a private chef job description template, and advice from expert estate managers about how to find the right chef for your household.
How to find a private housekeeper for a high net worth household
Finding the right housekeeper for a high net worth household can be challenging, and today, the market is more competitive than ever. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know, from job descriptions, salaries and benefits, to the questions the experts always ask in the interview process.
Why a wealth event can lead to chaos in your home — and how to fix it
Is your household unmanageable? Check out 3 mistakes that lead to chaos in a high-net worth household, and how to avoid them.
What is an estate manager, and do you need one?
What does an estate manager do? How much do estate managers make? Should you hire an estate manager, and if so, how do you find the right fit? Find the answers to all your questions in this ultimate guide.
3 things you need to know about your household staff
Your household staff is always there for you when you need them. But are you running the risk of losing your most trusted employee? Here are three things every household employer needs to hear.
What is Schedule H for Household Employment Taxes?
How do you report household employees on your taxes? Do you even need to report them? It’s all in Schedule H.
What are the risks of misclassifying household staff?
Is your nanny an employee or a contractor? And what happens if you get it wrong? Don’t put yourself or your household employees at risk.
[Easemakers Podcast E5] Agencies, resumes and references
How do you find the right match in private service? Whether you're looking for an agency to work with, a principal to work for, or a private service professional to hire, this episode of the Easemakers Podcast has you covered.
Are you setting your household employees up for success?
Onboarding is a critical step in helping your household run smoothly. Are you giving your new employees the tools and guidance they need?
Do you need workers' compensation insurance for household employees?
Think you can get away without workers’ comp insurance for your household staff? Don’t let an accident turn into a nightmare for you and your employees.
What happens if your household employer doesn't pay taxes on your wages?
Is your employer paying you off the books? Here's what you need to know to protect yourself.
Household employee taxes: what happens if you don’t pay?
You have an obligation to pay household employee taxes — but what happens if you pay your nanny, butler, or housekeeper under the table, instead?
Is a private service professional a contractor or an employee?
Is your nanny an employee or a contractor? Knowing the difference — and paying them correctly — can help you save money and avoid risk.
What are household employee taxes, and why should they be filed legally?
When you pay employment taxes for your household staff, you’re showing appreciation and respect for the employee who makes your life easier and takes good care of your household — and at the same time, you’re protecting yourself from a myriad of legal and financial risks.
What does California's “Silenced No More” Act SB-331 Mean for Household Employment?
The Silenced No More Act sets stronger rules limiting what non-disclosure agreements can protect. Is your NDA still legal?
Manage your household staff with Nines
Your household staff deserves a tool that’s built to help them succeed. Nines empowers everyone in your household with easier, smarter support.
How to set up nanny payroll to save you $8,000 at tax time
Is your household’s nanny payroll set up to save you money — and avoid the risk of penalties and fines?
9 benefits to retain your best private service professionals
Nationwide resignations are up 60% over last year, and demand for household employees is booming. How are you working to retain your best private service professionals?