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A side gig’s high value

Voiceover artist and baker are among the jobs that can help people create extra income in addition to their day job.
Voiceover artist and baker are among the jobs that can help people create extra income in addition to their day job.Credit: Istockphotos

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Do you fear losing your job?

If so, you are like a lot of people these days — and you will be interested in “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life” by Kimberly Palmer (AMACOM, $21.95). It is the Color of Money Book Club selection for February.

Palmer, senior money editor and consumer blogger at US News & World Report, argues that in a world of zero job security, you need to create a stream of income in addition to your regular 9-to-5 job.

“Relying solely on a single employer is a sure-fire way to end up struggling, as so many Americans do,” Palmer writes.

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