Summary of The Economy of You
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In previous decades, many employees held lifetime jobs that provided benefits and pensions. In the modern era, many people – including, most conspicuously, many millennials – can’t find work. Those who have jobs worry that they might lose them due to cutbacks. US News & World Report money editor Kimberly Palmer, a financial planner, shows employees of all ages how to organize “side-gigs” or second jobs with an entrepreneurial bent. Creating an extracurricular business you can turn into a living puts you in charge of your prospects and takes your career out of the hands of a company that could be vulnerable to downsizing. getAbstract suggests this timely, useful guide to workers who want to protect themselves or make a little extra cash.
In this summary, you will learn
- What a “side-gig” is and why you might want one,
- What some of today’s most popular side-gigs are,
- What potential income you can reap from side-gigs, and
- Which do’s and don’ts apply when planning and executing a side-gig.
About the Author
Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor at US News & World Report wrote Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing and Giving Back.