As I sit in my parent’s living room, watching 13 Going on 30, marking up my fall calendar with personal and professional obligations, one reoccurring trend is my financial stability.
I recently graduated with my Masters and with that comes a bill, a big bill. Between my 9-5 job and networking events, I am also coaching JV field hockey, and planning babysitting dates all to pad my pockets and gain new experience.
To no surprise, I am not the only recent grad experiencing such emptiness in their pockets. A Bureau Labor of Statistics survey revealed the main reasons for people holding more than one job (aka moonlighting) is as follows:
- To earn extra money – 35.4%
- To meet expenses or pay off debt – 27.8%
- Pure enjoyment of a second job – 17.4%
- To build a business or gain experience – 4.6%
- Other reasons – 12.5%