Retirees, Survive and Thrive in the Gig Economy

With hundreds of online platforms focused on everything from ride-sharing to legal services, there's a good chance you can find work that fits your interests and expertise.

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How's this for a job description? Set your own hours, and work as much or as little as you like. Work from the comfort of your own home, or perhaps your vehicle. Use whatever you have to offer—whether it's professional expertise, an extra bedroom or simply your spare time—to earn some extra cash, stay engaged or try out new career paths.

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Eleanor Laise
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Laise covers retirement issues ranging from income investing and pension plans to long-term care and estate planning. She joined Kiplinger in 2011 from the Wall Street Journal, where as a staff reporter she covered mutual funds, retirement plans and other personal finance topics. Laise was previously a senior writer at SmartMoney magazine. She started her journalism career at Bloomberg Personal Finance magazine and holds a BA in English from Columbia University.