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A Simple, Leisure-Focused Side Hustle Earns This Couple a Lucrative Extra Income Stream: 'Our First Year We Made $84,000.' Stuart Doty and his wife, who both work in healthcare, found an easy way to earn some extra cash.

By Amanda Breen

Key Takeaways

  • Side hustles can help pay the bills or free up extra funds for retirement.
  • Stuart Doty and his wife stumbled upon a leisure-oriented gig that does just that.
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We're in the era of the side hustle. More than half of Gen Zers (53%) have one, as do half of millennials and 40% of Gen Xers, according to an April 2023 Bankrate survey.

Side hustles allow people to supplement their 9-to-5 salaries — which only recently began to outpace inflation — with additional income streams, which can help pay the bills or free up extra cash for retirement funds and discretionary spending.

Related: A Simple Household Chore Turned Into a Side Hustle — Now She Earns Up to $24,000 Per Month

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