What Boomers Need to Know About Working in the Gig Economy

But of course there’s a ‘dark side’! Yeesh! Understand, I’m not yelling at this writer – these are good observations. But aren’t there lots of us out there who love our jobs and have no intention of quitting, but who would like to save – or spend – a little more than we can now?

We may already have health insurance through our employers, so we’re not expecting the ‘gig economy job to take care of all of our needs.

Anyway, I’m interested in seeing the gig economy company scores that Sidehusl.com comes up with. And, like any other data point, each of us has to assess how we work knowledge of the data into our actual lives.

Which is, after all, the point 🙂

In another recent T. Rowe Price survey, boomers were the generation with the most positive feelings about the gig economy, which now employs an estimated 25 percent of U.S. workers. Boomers were more likely than millennials or Gen Xers to associate the gig economy with words like free, independent and empowered. “A lot of boomers enter the gig economy for work/life balance,” said Stuart Ritter, a senior financial planner at T. Rowe Price. “What’s neat about the gig economy is you can call your own shots,” adds Carisa Miklusak, CEO and president of TILR, a new app-driven staffing and recruiting agency for gig workers.

What Boomers Need to Know About Working in the Gig Economy

The “gig economy” is sounding pretty tempting to many boomers. After all, having a side job while working full-time or picking up part-time opportunities […]


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