Insights

 

Independent Voices - Yasmine McGrane

Yasmine Clark, the woman behind French-inspired blog, Maison Rêve, shares how independent work has enabled her to design a career around her very busy life as "a mom on the go."

 

 

Independent Voices - Bill Clark

Bill Clark, a Creative Director, shares how independent work gives him not only the freedom and flexibility to spend time with family, but also provides greater stability than the corporate life he left behind.

 

 

Independent Voices - Bob Cendrowski

Bob Cendrowski, a Design Engineer, shares how the ability to work on a variety of challenging projects has sharpened his skills, made him a better designer, and bought him closer to his dreams.  

 

 

Independent Voices - Tirzah Clerc

Tirzah Clerc, hairstylist and make-up artist, shares how independent work gives her the freedom to create her own schedule, enjoy a full life outside of work, and pusue opportunities that "a 9 to 5 job" would allow.

 

 

Gig Impact by Generation

The “gig economy," in which individuals act as independent contractors, rather than employees, has become a significant source of employment for three generations of Americans – Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. While each group differs in terms of lifestyle and reasons for choosing gig work, all face challenges when it comes to achieving financial wellness. This paper takes a deeper dive into the gig work experience by examining how it differs across the generations.

 

 

Here's how to prepare for your financial future if you work in the gig economy

The gig economy can make it stressful to maintain financial wellness. Here are some simple steps for gig workers to achieve stability with their finances. 

 

 

What's Driving the Growth of the Gig Economy? 

The gig economy (also known as the free agent economy) encompasses any type of work in which talent is paid for a discrete task, project or period of time.