Harry here. Although it’s ideal to have money saved up for a rainy day, things don’t always work out like that in real life. Today, RSG Senior Contributor Christian Perea details a recent situation he was in where he needed access to fast cash and rideshare was his best option. Here’s how he handled it and how you can be prepared in case the same thing happens to you.
If you look at the numbers, most Uber drivers are part-timers. They often drive to save for an extra trip or to quickly pay off an unexpected expense, or what my grandpa calls “walking money.”
I recently shifted from being a full-time driver to a casual/part-time driver a few months ago when Harry hired me to help run things on the blog. Nowadays, I spend most of my time writing and working on this site. However I still drive quite a lot because 1. I am a motorhead. 2. I sit at a computer at home all day and 3. I hate student loans.
(Of course, I also drive because I want to stay close to the reality on the ground and remain closely tied to the interests of drivers.)