I wanted to be a hobo. I read about them in Reminisce, a magazine for old people that my grandparents subscribed to, and it sounded like a fantastic idea: riding the rails, never working, eating hobo stew, and sleeping under the stars. But things didn't quite work out as planned. Now I'm a fundraiser for an international development agency.
It isn't quite true that wages for housework will never happen. Full-time moms in Venezuela now get old-age pensions: http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/9202
@Josh Michtom@facebook I'll never get over the shame. ;-)
I wonder if Solid Conservatives and Steadfast Liberals disagree about who is powerful.
There are great tenant organizations in NYC, and every renter should join one. It's basic self-interest. My personal favorite is Met Council on Housing: www.metcouncilonhousing.org
@Stina See, now that's good New Financial Advice!
@cjm It's interesting how you pair side-gig income with unemployment insurance. Does side gig implicitly mean under-the-table gig? Is that a generally accepted, if unacknowledged, part of the economy now?
If we assume everyone will lose a job at some point, and probably more than once, then we probably also ought to assume that 401(k)s are really just emergency funds. Specifically, emergency funds with all sorts of complicated penalties and taxes attached. Which raised the question of the wisdom of saving via 401(k)s.