Uber Car Financing Is Nearing an End: What You Can Do Instead

Have you considered driving for Uber to make some extra cash?

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Often, the only thing stopping people from working as a rideshare driver is the vehicle requirements. For a while, Uber offered a financing program to help drivers get into acceptable vehicles. But Uber recently canceled their financing program.

Recently, Lending Tree asked me to talk about the end of Uber’s Xchange Leasing program, what went wrong, and what options are still available to would-be drivers that need Uber-worthy wheels.

You can check it out here.

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Meet The 18-Year-Old Who Has Saved Close To $100,000 On Her Own

How much did you have saved when you were 18? I’ll bet this recent high school grad has you beat. Robyn Bri, an 18-year-old from Marin, CA, has saved close to $100,000 on her own by dog walking, babysitting, and working at a local diner.

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I wrote about Robyn’s phenomenal story for Forbes.

You can also check out her full interview with NewRetirement here.

Image credit: Stephen Chen for New Retirement.

Moving Expenses Deductions & Digital Nomads

It’s been a busy few months around here. My family moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Omaha, Nebraska to be closer to my family and experience seasons once again. We bought a very neglected 60-year old house in an awesome neighborhood. It’s already proving to be a money pit, but we’re excited to fix it up and make it our forever home.

 

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Cow posse not included.

We started thinking about moving to Omaha nearly two years ago when we visited my family during Halloween. The autumn weather, real pumpkin patches (as opposed to dozens of trucked-in pumpkins tossed on the desert floor with a few hay bales thrown in for aesthetics), and trick-or-treating in the neighborhood my dad grew up in made us long for a place that felt more like home.

 

Although we loved our little home in Phoenix, we were never fans of Arizona. Brian grew up in the mining town of Elko, Nevada and I grew up in Las Vegas. We met in Reno before moving to Phoenix for four years. Despite all of this, both of us feel “at home” here. For me, it’s because my dad grew up here – lives in the house he grew up in, in fact. I visited my grandparents here often. My parents, two of my brothers, my sister, and nephew are all here, within a five-minute drive. Brian enjoys the cooler weather, trees, and short commute.

So when Brian saw that an ad agency here in Omaha was looking for a new Art Director, he applied and landed the job.

Brian’s relocation for a new job means we’ll get to take advantage of the tax deduction for moving expenses. My freelance writing business moves with me. It got me thinking about whether digital nomads can benefit from the tax breaks for moving, so I wrote about it for Forbes last month.

Give it a read and let me know: What’s the last big move you made and why?

Image credit: Dominik Lange via Unsplash