If you thought the price of eggs was too damn high, you’re right. We here in Florida are being hit much harder than most. Only the state of Hawaii has a higher average cost per dozen eggs than Florida. And in Hawaii, 90% of all the eggs they eat are coming from the mainland. That’s a lot of shipping.  You ready for this number? In Hawaii, eggs are $9.73 per dozen.

In a study by Instacart, on average, we’re paying around double for eggs than we were a year ago. Florida has the second highest egg prices in the country with an average of $6.36 a dozen. And this is where you need to be smart and look around.

Normally, I would not really check the prices of organic foods because they’re considerably more. In the case of eggs – not true. At Publix I saw a dozen large eggs for $6.41. A dozen cage free eggs were $4.41. Pasture raised eggs at Whole Foods are $3.99. Aldi is usually good for staple items like eggs, but the same thing. I think Aldi was around $4.79. Always check to see if the ‘organic’ or ‘cage free’ options may be cheaper. Same with Costco. I get the two dozen cage free eggs.

So the Florida eggs average is $6.36, anything you find lower than that and you’re doing good. As far as our neighboring states, Georgia average is $5.96, Alabama is $6.12. The state with the lowest price on eggs is Iowa at $4.44 a dozen. But Iowa also produces the most eggs. And they just dealt with 8 inches of snow. So…..

So why are organic and free range Florida eggs often the cheaper option?

Simple answer according to Business Insider, “Farms that produce only organic or free-range eggs have been less affected by avian flu, leading to lower prices for those types of eggs than for traditional ones in some parts of the country.” So before you grab the usual carton of eggs, look to the organic section. It may be cheaper.


Live In Florida, Work Anywhere - Here Are The Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs

If you need a job but don’t want to leave the sunshine state, do I have a list for you. Flexjobs just dropped it’s Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs! These 100 companies had the highest number of remote jobs openings throughout 2022. From the release:

“As leaders in the remote job marketplace, we are thrilled to once again shine a light on the employers that have made remote hiring a priority for their businesses,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “As it was when we first created the Top 100 list a decade ago, our goal in identifying these remote-friendly employers is to help job seekers connect to remote career opportunities and to celebrate the companies championing for a more flexible future of work. Even amid current economic uncertainty and challenges, the continued interest and investment in remote work has created a healthy, robust marketplace for remote career opportunities,” Sutton concluded.

If you’re like me, you got a taste of the work-from-home environment during Covid. And now you want more of it. There were times I took my laptop out and sat by the pool while doing my job. Now I’m back in an office freezing because someone in charge wants the thermostat set to 72. I’m from Florida! I like it warm!

Now back to the remote jobs list.

The top seven career categories that had the most number of remote job postings in the FlexJobs database in 2022:

  1. Computer & IT
  2. Marketing
  3. Accounting & Finance
  4. Project Management
  5. Medical & Health
  6. HR & Recruiting
  7. Customer Service

Additionally, here’s the top 10 remote job postings on FlexJobs during 2022:

  1. Accountant
  2. Executive Assistant
  3. Customer Service Representative
  4. Senior Financial Analyst
  5. Recruiter
  6. Project Manager
  7. Technical Writer
  8. Product Marketing Manager
  9. Customer Success Manager
  10. Graphic Designer

So who’s hiring? Here’s a hundred to choose from.

Joe Winner spends his days combing through memes and off beat stories to bring you the side of Florida not always seen.