Thursday, July 13, 2017

An Astonishing Number Of Americans Have ‘Side Hustles’

By John Crudele
The New York Post
July 13, 2017

Ever wonder how people are affording to live these days with the cost of everything so high? Well, Bankrate.com says 44 million Americans have what it calls “side hustles.”

That’s what we used to call a “second job.” And, while Bankrate didn’t get into this, I wonder how many of those second jobs are what we still call “off the books.”

Bankrate says that 86 percent of the side hustlers do it at least monthly and 36 percent of those earn more than an additional $500 a month.

Millennials — those 18 to 36 years old — who have a side hustle typically earn less from their second job than older generations.

Baby boomers ages 53 to 62 are the most likely group to earn at least an extra $1,000 a month.

(Yeah, because they don’t have enough for retirement and are getting desperate.)


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