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I make $48,000 as an Uber driver and government employee - here's how I spend my money

I make $48,000 as an Uber driver and government employee - here's how I spend my money
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Uber Jerry Brown Real Money

Jerry O. Brown

He's working to pay off one last student loan.

  • Jerry Brown, an Uber driver and government employee, spends and saves his $48,000 salary very cautiously.
  • In addition to driving, he also runs a personal finance blog in his spare time called Peerless Money Mentor where he describes his journey from "broke phi broke to financially woke."
  • For Business Insider's "Real Money" series, he shared how much he spends on food and fuel, and how he's saving money for his next vacation.
  • Want to share a week of your spending? Email your money@businessinsider.com.

At this point in my financial life, my money strategy is simple: kill debt to build wealth.

After graduating from college with two business degrees, I made a few bad financial decisions and bought a car I couldn't afford. My main focus right now is to eliminate all of my consumer debts including my car loan and two personal loans. After knocking those out, I will focus on knocking out my $6,000 in student loans, increasing my cash flow.

I still manage to save plenty of money every month from my paycheck. I deposit $25 a month into a vacation fund and utilize my credit card points for flights. Last year I used the Chase Sapphire credit card reward bonus of $200 to fly to Miami for free. This year I plan on using my $600 Southwest credit card reward bonus to travel to San Diego or some other place I have not been before.

My daily food budget is still something I need to work on. Not being the greatest cook, I tend to eat out a lot, which is not healthy and generally more expensive than preparing your own meal.

Here's a closer look at how I spend my money:

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