An introduction to the steps you can take to mitigate the effects of a variable income.
Here we take a closer look at some of the jobs most commonly affected by this inexorable trend toward part-time and contract work.
By using a combination of savvy savings strategies and sound budgeting principles, independent and part-time workers can minimize the negative effects of an unpredictable income.
Freelancers don't know how much work is coming; they don't know precisely when they'll be paid; and they must take responsibility for insurance, taxes and retirement.
On call scheduling and similar practices often make it next to impossible for hourly retail workers to enjoy financial stability. You'll need to know your rights to advocate for yourself.
Whether you work in the new "gig" economy or have a job with "on call" hours, learn how to make the most of your variable income.