People living longer is having implications for our personal economics. Very few of us plan for an extended life so it is probable that more of us will be working into our 70s or 80s. But, with corporations tending to favour graduate recruitment, finding gainful employment is a challenge for the mature worker. So alternative ways of earning a wage, particularly freelance work, are flourishing. And this can be a good thing as working later in life will create a demand for experienced workers.