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The Gig Economy

May 25, 2018

You may have heard of the so-called gig economy – the one in which people earn money not at regular jobs, but by occasionally engaging in activities that generate income for them.  Recent research indicates that the gig economy is particularly important to growing numbers of retirees, who are looking to expand their incomes without committing themselves to a demanding employer.  According to a 2017 Prudential Financial survey, approximately 31 percent of workers who only work in the gig economy are baby boomers.  

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