Three months ago I started driving for Uber. What was initially supposed to be something to pass the time on Saturday mornings while my wife slept in turned into a reliable second income. Besides the money, I’d like to also share about the Uber driver experience itself in case you’ve been considering doing it as well.
One of my resolutions this year is to read one book a month. I like to cycle through self-help, spiritual, and fiction (aka Star Wars) books to get a good mix of knowledge and enjoyment. January’s book, 13 Powerful Ways to Pray by Eamon Tobin, provides deeper understanding of traditional forms of prayer as well as new ways to spice up your spiritual life.Read More »
Today I’d like to talk about a term you don’t hear every day: tithe. What are tithes? In today’s day and age, tithing is a form of crowdfunding for a church except that it’s been around much longer than the term “crowdfunding.” It can be defined as a voluntary contribution to support the mission of a church or organization and it’s day to day operation, but in a more general sense it is using our own resources for the greater good. This is more commonly known as donating. The reason I’m going to use the word “tithe” and not “donate” for the remainder of this post is because in my mind donating is something that you do once or not regularly while tithing is more habitual.
In 2018 I want to take a different approach to my new year’s resolutions. In years past, I’ve jumped right in believing that going all in on new or changing habits was a recipe for success. That might work for some people, but I only ever end up crashing, burning, and sometimes being worse off than when I started. So what am I going to do differently?
In the two months since I started driving for Uber, I’ve been earning $50 per week and writing off $65 in mileage per week on average. Aside from a few rough trips, it’s been a great experience. My commute home is productive, I encounter people that bring a different perspective of the world, and I’m exploring my city. What could possibly make it better? Earning a little more.
Financially speaking, credit cards are some of the most enticing things out there. They allow you to purchase things without paying for them right away. Some allow you to earn points toward travel and hotels while others give you cash back. On the flip side, there are horror stories about people who end up in deep debt because they abused their credit card. Today, I’m going to share how I make the most of my credit cards while avoiding interest and late payments.
It’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions! Sure, 2018 is a few weeks away, but there’s something to be said about coming up with a resolution on January 1st versus thoughtfully planning one out ahead of time. You can go far by taking a systemic approach to accomplishing your goals for next year. I’m going to share the game plan for one of my resolutions: increase savings.
Black Friday is upon us which means the start of the holiday shopping season. You probably have a lot of items on your shopping list, so why not make sure your dollars are well spent? So before you head out to get in line at the store or log onto your computer to scroll through deals, here are some questions to ponder on whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one.
So I started driving for Uber about a month ago as a side hustle and a question I get a lot is “Is it worth it?” This is a fair question considering the added miles and maintenance on my car. As I started to play around with the numbers (I love to math), the answers to two questions tell me everything I need to know.