How Much Do Uber/Lyft Drivers Make?

If you’ve ever contemplated the idea of becoming an Uber and/or Lyft driver, I’m about to give you a realistic look at how much you can expect to earn (figures are from the D.C. Metro area). As a side hustle / learning experience, I signed up to be an Uber and Lyft driver in the Northern … Read more

The Costco Effect: Are You Really Saving Money at Costco?

Don’t get me wrong, I love Costco. But today, I want to pose the following question to you: Are you really saving money at Costco? If your experience is similar to what mine is usually like, then the answer is probably not. Here’s how it usually goes. We drive over to Costco planning to get a … Read more

March 2016 Goal Progress: Update #1

Last month, we set a goal of paying off the mortgage by 2020 and to have a net worth of at least $1M by 2025. Each month, I’ll be posting an update on the progress of the goal. Mortgage progress: Over the first month, we were able to pay down $4,824 towards the mortgage, which … Read more

Is Retirement Bad For Your Health?

Is retirement bad for your health? What do people do after they retire? Do people get lonely? What are some things that can make retirement better? These are some of the things I’ve been asking myself as I reflect on my goal of early retirement /  financial independence. Thinking about retirement makes me think about my … Read more

I’ve Given 50+ Rides as an Uber Driver. Here’s How It Went.

I’ve now given 51 rides as an Uber driver and about 9 as a Lyft driver. Let’s do an analysis on my Uber earnings to see what you could expect to earn as a driver in the DC metro area (specifically Fairfax, VA, a suburb of DC). Total earnings: $559.04 Earnings from driving: $409.04 Total hours online: 21.6 … Read more

10 Personal Finance Tips for 20-somethings from a 30 year old

Millennials Personal Finance

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of personal finance questions from 20-somethings, so I decided to come up with a list of 10 personal finance tips. Here they are: 1. Get out of debt and stay out. If you’re in your 20s, chances are you have at least one of these forms of debt: car payments, student … Read more