How UBER changed my life – I never really enjoyed driving, always found myself paying way too much on parking tickets a month and having to stop the car mid ride to use my phone (because itâ€™s now illegal).
Our society is already technologically equipped to have cars drive themselves, the government is just not ready to implement it yet. but truthfully we shouldnâ€™t BE driving. People are a danger on the road. According to Road Crash Statistics, Thereâ€™s over 1 million deaths a YEAR from car accidents and thatâ€™s not even including alcohol consumptions.
So about two years ago when I was debating wether or not to get a car, I made a conscience decision (for mine and your sake) to be chauffeured in Uberâ€™s instead. Hereâ€™s how UBER changed my life:
1. No more parking tickets!
I no longer have to worry about finding / reading parking signs (which Iâ€™m sorry are meant to confuse you) or paying for a monthly parking fee to store my car.
Parking downtown costs roughly $250-300/ month so thatâ€™s 300 x 12 = $3,600 a year.
2. Uberâ€™s are 100% tax deductible
Business expense baby! Being an incorporated business, Iâ€™m always thinking of ways to cover my expenses under my business. When you drive / own a vehicle in Quebec you can only deduct your kilometres / gas based on the locations you go to and from work. Most people only go from home – work and back so they actually canâ€™t deduct anything. I, on the other hand can deduct it all. #winning.
3. Save time and money
Because thereâ€™s no more looking for parking, shovelling snow, and all that other fun stuff – I save a minimum of 10-20 min per day. Sounds like nothing but on 365 days Iâ€™m saving 7,300 minutes (roughly 120 hours) a year!!!! Thatâ€™s 3 full weeks of work guys.
4. No more insurance / car maintenance / car payments / and GAS!
Even if you have an impeccable track record youâ€™re still spending $80-300 / month on car insurance. Thatâ€™s not including tire change, oil change, and all that fun stuff!
Another $3,600 / year saved PLUS gas. I average it out at $80/week so $4,480 a year SAVED. Then we also have your car payment which goes minimum from $250< a month. (Min of $3,000 a year). Total $8,080 a year.
5. Uber drivers are the best
Itâ€™s the only place where people get reviewed based on how nice they are! The customer service is immaculate AND I always end up promoting my magazine / business to them which actually gets me more clients. Therefor itâ€™s now a business investment in my books.
Total money spent on owning a vehicle / year : $14,680 Total money spent on Uberâ€™s a year : $4,200
Money saved a year : $10,040
For those of you who will argue that you like to drive, I highly suggest you take that extra cash flow and spend it on renting a Porsche from locationtrueluxuryrentals.com – they do short term daily LUXURY rentals. You’re welcome.