This article is part of an exclusive month-long program on CAREEREALISM to help readers break free of The Golden Handcuff Effect. Click HERE to learn more about the Professional Emancipation Project, a.k.a. The P.E.P. Talk. The freedom to work from home under your own terms has enormous value and many of us crave the freedom this type of work brings. Perhaps at a minimum, we'd like to talk our boss into allowing us to work from our home desk at least part-time. Watch your expenses for child care, gas, car maintenance, clothing, and lunches go down drastically - or even disappear. You could take a pay cut and still come out ahead financially when you work from home. It doesn't matter if you are working as an employee for a company or as an entrepreneur, more family time and control over your own schedule carries enormous value for your sense of well being.