This is a guest post by Aaron Velky, an expert on creating a side income and managing student loan debt.
Early 19th century: A growing economy attracts hundreds of thousands of immigrant workers to factory jobs, new housing, allure of wealth, and, unknowingly, the reliance on industrial jobs. The home supply, built by factory barons, kept workers right where barons needed them: unable to travel, afford more, or quit.
People had debt, debt that kept them where they were. As more people were drawn to the factory hubs, injured workers could easily be replaced, leaving exiled workers struggling to find alternative income options.