Author Archive: Jill Budler

Jill has been in the travel nurse housing industry for over 10 years and has expertise on a variety of travel nurse housing topics from how to find housing if you are taking a housing stipend to how to ensure you're getting the best deal from your travel nursing agency.

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Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert: How do I go about listing housing for Travel Nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert: How do I go about listing housing for Travel Nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert Question: I have a property that would be perfect for a Travel Nurse! But I am unsure how to best get the word out about it. How do I go about listing housing for Travel Nurses? Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert Answer: I would recommend that you get […]

By October 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert: How do I find my own housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert: How do I find my own housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert Question:   Where is the best place to start to secure housing for myself when taking an assignment? I did not “take housing” from my agency and have no clue where I will stay. Sharing housing is much more affordable, but how do you find a short-term roommate? Ask […]

By December 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert: How do housing stipends work for travel nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert: How do housing stipends work for travel nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert Question: I don’t know if my agency is being honest or fair with me in terms of their housing costs. They list a property at one price in the contract but I found it on Craigslist at another price. I don’t completely trust my recruiter and so I don’t […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What is a non-taxed travel stipend?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What is a non-taxed travel stipend?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am very new to travel nursing. Recruiters keep telling me about a stipend for housing that is not taxed. I don’t understand that really, and how easy is it to get housing for 13 weeks at a time? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: The IRS code classifies certain workers […]

By September 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Shared housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Shared housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’m a brand new traveler considering my first assignment in Fairbanks, AK. My recruiter says the hospital provides housing? and it may be shared? What questions should I be asking to insure I’m not ending up in dorm room with no storage. I’m an outdoor lover who is planning to […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How much should I expect from a Travel Stipend?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How much should I expect from a Travel Stipend?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi Jill, I am looking at taking a travel assignment in Maui in August and am going to take the stipend, how much should I expect? If I needed a car would they also be able to provide this? Will they/ should cover round trip airfare as well?  Ask a […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How Do I Get my Agency to Change my Housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How Do I Get my Agency to Change my Housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I recently signed a contract for an assignment in the boonies (appalachain mountains), the housing that they placed me in (from reviews I’m reading) is a $65 a night motel with an attached bar; I’m reading reviews about prostitutes and drugs and honestly I’m scared. How do I get my […]

Ask a Travel Nursing Housing Expert: How do I find furnished housing online?

Ask a Travel Nursing Housing Expert: How do I find furnished housing online?

Ask a Travel Nursing Housing Expert Question: This is my first time traveling. I love my hospital. I LOVE my neighbors and the area I live in. When I went on-line I could not find an apartment that was furnished, that would accept 2 small dogs. Any suggestions on finding housing on-line? Ask a Travel Nursing Housing […]

By December 23, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nursing Housing Expert: Can you explain taxes when it comes to housing?

Ask a Travel Nursing Housing Expert: Can you explain taxes when it comes to housing?

Ask a Travel Nursing Housing Expert Question: How can I estimate the taxes that will be taken out of my paycheck for the housing that the travel company provides for me (if I do not have a residence to claim)? How do I compare that to having a residence, tax wise? Ask a Travel Nursing […]

By December 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →