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sign saying gig, job, career Even though more people are joining the gig economy—some by choice, some out of necessity—it’s also expected that they’re going to have a hard time preparing for retirement. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Yes, you read that correctly—the retirement of the future could mean an endless series of gig jobs, according to “Gig Economy Workers and the Future of Retirement,” a new report from Betterment.

Presently, one out of every three workers is a gig worker, and by 2020 that’s expected to grow to 40 percent of workers. And even though more and more people are joining the gig economy—some by choice, some out of necessity—it’s also expected that they’re going to have a hard time preparing for retirement.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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