Get a $150 Referral Bonus When You Become an Uber Driver

If you’re considering becoming an Uber driver, NOW is the time!

The referral bonus for new Uber drivers has traditionally be lower, at $50 in most cities, but Uber has increased the new driver referral bonus to $150 in many cities! The bonuses vary by city, so it may be more or less in certain cities. For example, right now it’s $300 in Washington, DC, $400 in Boston, and $500 in Los Angeles!Become an Uber Driver

It’s very easy to get started, and there are only a few steps you need to take to get paid your bonus:

  • Sign up here
  • Upload all required documents to their partner dashboard
  • Get vehicle inspected
  • Complete 20 trips (this number varies by city, but should take about 3 hours of Uber driving)

When I signed up, I got paid a $50 Uber referral driver bonus after just the first Saturday night of driving for Uber. It couldn’t be easier to earn the bonus, so sign up now!

The whole process is pretty quick, and if you have any questions about the approval process, leave them below. I’m happy to answer them for you!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up to become an Uber driver here and get your $150 bonus now!

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4 Factors for Choosing the Best Internet Provider

Even though the Internet got its start in the 1960s, the technology wasn’t made available to the general public until 1991. Still, few people had the means or inclination to hop on the World Wide Web. At the time only a select number of people were aware of the potential the Internet possessed and how it could transform the way we live and work.

The Internet didn’t go mainstream until 1993. That was the year CERN, the company that World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee worked for, announced that the Internet was free to use and develop. From there, things took off with a trajectory no one could have anticipated.

Now getting access to the Internet isn’t an issue of service availability but rather how to find the best Internet providers. There are so many providers it’s hard for consumers not to get lost in all of the offers. Really, choosing the best Internet provider comes down to four things.

Who Provides Service in Your Area

The easiest way to narrow the selection is to find out which Internet providers serve your area. This can actually vary from one neighborhood to the next in a city. There are some online resources that can help you determine which companies can provide Internet service, but you may also be able to check with your local municipality for the latest provider list.

The Price Per Mbps

Mbps stands for Megabits per second. It indicates the speed of the Internet service. The higher the Mbps are the faster your Internet will be. However, the Mbps can have a significant impact on cost.

One of the best ways to compare the cost and value of Internet plans is to calculate the price per Mbps, similar to the way a home has a price per square foot. Simply divide the monthly rate by the number of Mbps. You’ll also need to carefully consider the speed you realistically need. Plans with the highest Mbps may be overkill, and you’ll end up paying more than you need.

Today, some providers offer a range of speeds while others only offer a few options. To provide a little more direction in determining what Internet speed you need, here are a few common Mbps examples:

  • 1 Mbps is needed for basic broadband connection and uses such as checking your email.
  • 3 Mbps is needed for streaming movies in standard quality.
  • 5 Mbps is needed to stream and watch HD quality movies.
  • 50 Mbps or more could be needed for those who frequently download huge files.

Keep in mind if you have multiple Internet users in a house you’ll probably need to up the speed.

Network Reliability

At one time everyone lived without the Internet. Today, many of the things we’re used to doing are impossible without it. Anytime your Internet service goes down it’s an aggravation. But for people that use electronic medical device or work from home, there can be serious problems when Internet service goes down.

A major factor in Internet reliability is how the Internet service is delivered. Right now there are four common delivery methods:

  • DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) – Delivered through a telephone line.
  • Cable – Delivered via cable through a cable provider.
  • Satellite – Delivered through a satellite service.
  • Fiber-optic (FiOS) – Delivered by a fiber optic line similar to the way DSL is provided.

Right now, fiber-optic service offers the best speeds and are typically very well priced, but it’s not available in many areas. The best reliability tends to come from cable Internet service, but it can also be pricey.

Customer Service and Support

Like any home service, you’ll want your Internet provider to take customer satisfaction seriously. If you do run into issues, how promptly the company addresses the issue is a big consideration. Your provider should also have a dedicated 24/7 support team that can handle technical issues.

To get a better idea of the quality of an Internet Provider’s customer service and support, read online reviews from real customers. Make note of problems people had and if they were happy with the way their provider handled the situation.

Debunking 5 IRS Audit Myths So You Can Sleep at Night

As you probably know, the incomprehensible amount of information available on the internet is a good news, bad news situation.

The good news is that within seconds, you can probably find advice for just about anything you can imagine. Hearing a funny noise in your car? No problem, just key in your symptoms and let the virtual knowledge exchange commence. Hearing a funny noise in your stomach? Same thing.

The bad news, of course, is that a good deal of this advice isn’t reliable — and some of it is flat out wrong. And while this usually isn’t a big deal for more mundane things in life (e.g. what movie to see, etc.), when it comes to taxes in general — and an IRS audit in particular — a little bad information can be extremely unsettling, and possibly rather costly.

With this in mind, here are five persistent myths about IRS audits that you may have come across, and indeed, might be keeping you awake at night:

Myth: If you get audited, then you might as well pull out your checkbook, because you’re going to owe more money.

Fact: While it’s true that some filers incur additional tax liability after an audit, there are many (and we’re talking thousands here) that actually get money back from Uncle Sam, because they’ve paid too much. You’d be surprised at how many filers overpay each year.

Myth: If you file your taxes early (i.e. in early March) you’re more likely to get audited than if you wait until just before the deadline, and get lost in the crowd or procrastinators.

Fact: Filing early has no bearing on whether you’ll get audited. The IRS is perpetually backlogged and takes years to evaluate returns. They have up to three years to review a return (but if they suspect or allege fraud or tax evasion they can go back decades).

Myth: If you get selected for an audit, the process is going to make a root canal seem like a proverbial picnic.

Fact: Granted, getting audited isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. However, the perception of being thrown into an underground lair and beneath a 200-watt light bulb as you get worked over by a team of good IRS agent/bad IRS agent isn’t even worthy of a bad comic book. Keep in mind that there are different types of audits, including correspondence audits. These are essentially the IRS asking for more information or clarity, and can be handled over the phone, through email, or by sending couriered documents.

Myth: If you’re self-employed, you might as well brace for impact because you’re going to get audited.

Fact: Decades ago when working at home was relatively uncommon, it was true that self-employed filers tended to get on the audit radar screen. But that’s not the case anymore, simply because millions of people in all sectors and industries legitimately work from home. With this being said, remember that you aren’t allowed to deduct any at-home business expenses (not even your stapler) if your principal place of work is outside the home.

Myth: If you get audited, it’s safe to have your accountant lead the process with the IRS since he or she is smart and reputable.

Fact: It’s great that you have a smart and reputable accountant. But your correspondence and any work product, including work-in-progress, is not confidential. According to experienced tax attorney and ESPN radio personality Jeffrey B. Kahn (learn more about him at http://www.kahntaxlaw.com) the IRS will not hesitate to subpoena testimony and documents from your accountant that could lead to a much deeper examination, and in some cases, trigger a referral to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution (even if the allegations ultimately turn out to be baseless, the process is expensive, prolonged, and your stress levels will go through the roof).

The Bottom Line

We’ve all heard that “Google is your friend” — but sometimes, the wrong information can be costly; or even catastrophic. Debunking these 5 enduring IRS audit myths can help you avoid heading down the wrong path and making unwise decisions. And hopefully, you’ll be able to get some sleep at night!

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