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Millennials Are Cashing in on the Sharing Economy

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As a millennial, I’m used to working the occasional odd job to make extra cash. My friend and I swapped babysitting shifts when I first moved to New York (yes, the parents were aware), and I’ve been picking up gigs on TaskRabbit on and off since 2012. The sharing economy has made it possible for me to afford a number of novelty experiences like music festivals and destination bachelorette parties. To me, and many other millennials who I know, the sharing economy is very positive. I’ve made friends and professional contacts and I, like many millennials, love the autonomy that comes with micro-entrepreneurship.

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