From NextAvenue, Chris Farrell describes ways in which Boomers can take advantage of the gig economy, even more so than millennials. Chris writes:
But if you ask me, the gig economy (aka the sharing economy and the on-demand economy) is far better suited to boomers.
Specifically, I think the growing gig economy (now 40 percent of the U.S. workforce, up from 31 percent in 2005) is an ideal way for boomers to bolster their income during their unretirement years.
When you work in the gig economy, the app-based platform owned by a high-tech company lets you use your car, home or skills to make money by connecting with customers — on your own time. Gig work is social, the hours are flexible and the pay is greatly appreciated.
“Income from work is a growing part of the mix when you look at it from a retirement standpoint,” says Retirement Revised syndicated columnist and author Mark Miller.
Read the full story at The ‘Gig Economy’: Why It’s Great for Boomers