Freelancing: as a work choice, it's full of ups and downs.
•Pro: 50 percent of freelancers "saw their incomes increase in the past year"
•Con: The average freelancer was stiffed for $6,000 total, while 8 in 10 freelancers had a employer refuse to pay up
The data sounds accurate to me — in my anecdotal experience, anyway. In the past decade of so, I never got stiffed or had an employer fail to pay. But in the 1990s...well, it happened on several occasions. We were so much younger then...