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Do You Need a Side Hustle?

What should you consider before picking up an extra job.

Perhaps you're looking to make use of your saved commuting hours when working from home, feeling the need to make some extra money to meet your monthly budget, or seeking a hobby that can lead to some extra cash. How can you tell whether a side job is a good financial fit?

"Like so much in life, we need to look at both sides of the coin," says Shawn Brayman, Morningstar's director of financial planning methodology.