What We Give Up When We Become Freelancers
Joyce Park stashed this in Modern problems
The "freelance" or independent entrepreneur life might be the norm very soon. The #1 determinant of leaving the cubicle: whether someone had received an inheritance or other large gift. So basically to become a free agent, you need to win the lottery. And you might be losing a lot by not working in an office!
It makes sense that people feel like they need some money stashed away if they want to try to make it on their own. That buys them more time to try things or find a job if it's not working out.