In the rise of the gig economy, it's not unusual to find lots of people taking on part-time work outside the office even if they're lucky enough to have a full-time job.

But women in particular should consider doing so, not just to supplement their incomes or provide a little extra financial stability—they should be working on the side to help bolster their future retirement.

The BBC reported that although the Great Recession sent lots of people scrambling to become entrepreneurs after their jobs disappeared, stability hasn't returned to the job market.

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