You’ve likely heard of the phrase you only live once (YOLO), but have you heard of the term “YOLO Economy”? The so-called “YOLO Economy,” coined by the New York Times (2021), is a phenomenon in which millennials are reimagining their professional lives — some abandoning stable 6-figure jobs to start a new business, others turning a side hustle into a full-time gig or simply taking a break from the urban rat race altogether — and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. After all, you do only live once.
However, while the financial consequences of this professional reimagining may be insignificant in the short term (due to fattened stay-at-home savings), the absence of a stable monthly paycheck may increase the financial consequences over the longer term. For those millennials who have abandoned their day jobs in pursuit of creative ways to reach the same goals through entrepreneurship with an au revoir to the corporate career treadmill, here are 3 realistic ways to save more money in 2022.