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When Your Income Varies

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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.

Income Volatility - A Lifestyle Choice or a Trap

An introduction to the steps you can take to mitigate the effects of a variable income.

Jobs That Come With 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.

How to Smooth Income Variation With Savings

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.

The Financial Life of a Freelancer

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.

The Financial Life of an Hourly Retail Worker

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.

A Guide to Protecting Your Health and Future

A look at health insurance and retirement plans for workers who can't rely on employer-based options.

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Last Week @ Real Finance

When Your Income Varies

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.

Income Volatility - A Lifestyle Choice or a Trap

An introduction to the steps you can take to mitigate the effects of a variable income.

Jobs That Come With 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.

How to Smooth Income Variation With Savings

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.

The Financial Life of a Freelancer

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.

The Financial Life of an Hourly Retail Worker

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.

A Guide to Protecting Your Health and Future

A look at health insurance and retirement plans for workers who can't rely on employer-based options.

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