For this week's Alpha Consumer Podcast, I interviewed Michelle Goodman, author of My So-Called Freelance Life. She explains why it's possible -- and in some ways, even easier -- to launch a freelance career during a recession. Doing some freelancing on the side also helps to provide additional income security at a time when many workers are worried about keeping their jobs.
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You can also pick up this week's Alpha Consumer Tip of the Week on why 2009 isn't something to dread, despite the opinion of some analysts.