Is a Side Hustle Worth it?

What the experts say you should consider, and question, before picking up another gig.

Andrew Willis 29 July, 2021 | 4:28AM
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Busy Person

Perhaps you’re looking to make use of your saved commuting hours when working from home, feeling you need extra money to make your monthly budget, or seeking a hobby in retirement that can lead to some extra cash. How can you tell whether the new endeavour is a good financial fit?

“Like so much in life, we need to look at both sides of the coin,” says Morningstar’s director of financial planning methodology and former president and CEO of PlanPlus Global, Shawn Brayman. He provides some examples where a side hustle might not work:

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Andrew Willis

Andrew Willis  is Content Editor for Morningstar.ca. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewWillisCDN.

 

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