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    Health insurance, mileage deduction, taxes – there are a lot of things to deal with as gig workers, and sometimes it can feel like gig workers are all on their own. In this episode, I chat with Noah Lang of Stride about how Stride helps drivers, Stride’s growth and investment news, and more. 

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    Intro to Noah Lang

    • CEO of Stride
    • Previously founding VP at Reputation.com
    • Focused on products + health
    • Origin story – protecting people’s lives and livelihoods!

    Stride’s Origins

    • Began around 2014
    • Major gap – where could gig workers get benefits?
    • Gig work is a really big umbrella – includes drivers but also any freelancers, restaurant workers, etc.
    • Gig economy continues to expand

    Who Does Stride Benefit?

    • Gig workers
    • Seasonal workers
    • People who work part-time who aren’t offered benefits
    • Stride helps to fill that gap

    What is Crucial for a New Gig Worker to Know?

    • Insurance may be a lot cheaper than you thought!
    • A lot depends on your taxable income – which can also be confusing
    • Stride helps track your expenses (like mileage!)

    What’s Next?

    • Currently, we have a broken benefits system
    • Stride looking to fix it, starting with gig workers
    • More flexibility in this growing gig economy
    • Investment funding is going directly back into the company to benefit gig workers

    Outro

    • Big thanks to Noah for coming on the podcast!

    Show Notes

    Harry Campbell

    Harry Campbell

    I'm Harry, the owner and founder of The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast. I used to be a full-time engineer but now I'm a rideshare blogger! I write about my experience driving for Uber, Lyft, and other services and my goal is to help drivers earn more money by working smarter, not harder.