Sarah Szczypinski

Sarah is a writer and journalist who, in addition to The Balance, regularly contributes to The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, The Motley Fool and others. She writes about career and personal finance topics, specifically how to navigate and thrive within the gig economy.

She lives in Seattle with her husband, toddler son and overindulged cat. When she's not glued to her computer, Sarah can be found tackling another home improvement project and exploring the Pacific Northwest.


​​Sarah's experience in the gig economy began in 2009 when she left her full-time writing job in Chicago to pursue a solo career. Within two years she was earning more than she ever had in a 9-to-5 position (while working part-time hours).

Sarah has amassed a collection of work that aims to help readers take control of their lives by making smart career choices, earning more money and using it wisely.


Sarah earned her bachelor's degree in Professional Writing from Purdue University. 

Sarah Szczypinski

The notion of temporary work may seem unstable, but there are so many perks of non-traditional employment. Not long ago, the mindset was 'work to live' or 'live to work.' In the gig economy, you don't have to choose.