By Steven Elder
What to do after you have cheated on your spouse?
Cheating can be the one of the dumbest things you can ever do.
Seriously if there were a chart from 1-10 of the stupidest things you can do in your life, cheating has to be in the top 3. No one wakes up in the morning and says to themselves today “Hey I’m cheating on my spouse today,” or “Hey today I am in a cheating mood.”
Noooooo, never! There’s always a feeling or what I like to call it, a luster. You get this idea of this person and the lust for them and then you act on it. If your not the 1% of Douche bags that live among us, afterwards you feel terrible. You say to yourself, Man what the hell was I thinking?
Suddenly the girl that looked like Nicki Minaj mixed with Kim Kardashian now looks like the devil. Hey we all make mistakes but what do you do when you’ve made one of the dumbest mistakes like cheating?
Well here’s a couple of ideas to get you started:
#1 You have to come clean.
Hey don’t be like me, trying to be sneaky about it and when she finds out about it acting stupid like I don’t see what she’s looking at in my phone. Smh.
The worst thing you can do is try to keep it on the low and then it comes to the light. Some women/men would rather you be honest with them before finding out on their own that you cheated on them. Even if it hurts the person at least they can say hey such and such cheated but they kept it real with me.
#2 Have to prove yourself
Hey you might get that second chance either way but once you get it you can’t blow it. You are going to have to go through the flames though. Meaning you are going to have to deal with the accusing, the bitterness, the “where you at”, the “what time”, and the “how long” questions. I mean you’re going to have to be straight militant in this second chance because she or he is going to put you through it.
You’re not going to be able to do anything without hearing their mouth. It’s worth it if you have a good one. Shoot I’ll go through it all just to have my smooches back. Unfortunately it was one and done with me but hey if you got a real one and their giving you that second chance don’t blow it.
#3 Go above and beyond.
If you didn’t do this your first time around, I suggest you tighten up. Go further than you ever have. You have to show them you changed and you’re ready to regain their trust. So if you were giving her flowers every other week, now you gotta give em twice a week. You have to be willing to go out on more dates, show more love and affection.
Going above and beyond in this case means telling her your every move and shooting a text or call when you’re there. Even if you’re somewhere you can't use your phone, just a quick “Hey baby I’m going to call you back,” will help a lot. You have show her you can be trusted.
Give her the passwords to all of your accounts and the code to phone. Remember, she’s the prize that you dogged when you went behind her back and snaked her. Yeah I said it, snaked her and you did. So it’s up to you to show her you’re different now and you’ll do anything to make her happy.
Now if you follow these steps and still somehow blow it, that’s on you man. Hey don’t try to sue me man, because I am beyond broke. The only thing I have that’s worth some money is my lamp and it doesn’t work. So just follow these instructions and work to gain your spouse’s trust. You won’t regret taking this advice and applying it. Good luck!!
By Zaakirah Lewis
These days, people are steering further away from traditional lifestyles. Everything, from careers to spirituality, is being reimagined on an individual basis. Romantic relationships are no exception. Ultimately, I think that the modern values lie in an intersection between logic and empathy. That being said, many people are reevaluating the importance of getting legally married. Here’s a breakdown of some of the logical pros and cons of marriage in the U.S. for those of you already in or planning to fall in love.
Building Wealth (Pro)
Marriage assists in acquiring wealth in many ways. Simply having two adults who are each generating income increases the possibility for financial wealth. Furthermore, when a couple has children they can avoid child care costs by having a parent stay at home. Luckily, they’ll still be able to get certain benefits from their spouse’s jobs.
Sharing Debt (Con)
There are many debt collectors who will target spouses in the event of payments being missed. This extends to credit cards, loans, child support, etc. Once the two of you become a legal couple, you are expected to share financial responsibilities with other legal entities one way or the other.
An employed spouse can contribute to an unemployed spouse’s tax-advantaged retirement account. The unemployed spouse must still have an account opened in their name, but the employed spouse will make contributions to this account.
Tax Penalty (Con)
The marriage penalty pertains to married couples with both partners earning income having to pay higher taxes than single couples with the same earnings. Generally this penalty simply applies to married households with dual incomes. Penalties can be as much as 12% of income.
Tax Bonus (Pro)
When a couple only has one income, they generally are eligible to receive a tax bonus. This can be as high as 21% of the working spouse’s income.
In conclusion, the choice is yours. There are a lot of factors to consider that aren’t financial. There are also a lot more financial factors to consider. What are your thoughts? Is marriage worth it?
By Steve Edler
A year ago I saved enough money to feel comfortable to go to the dealership to get a car so that I could drive for Lyft. The day before I set up the appointment to go to the dealership, I called a Lyft to my girlfriend’s house and learned about the beautiful opportunity that Lyft created for people with no vehicles.
The Lyft driver I called was using Lyft’s car and making good money.
What is this beautiful program Lyft offers? Let me tell you.
It’s called Lyft’s express drive and it’s only $250 to get the vehicle. When I gave them $250, they set up an appointment for me to meet with them in a week or so. When the time came, I was shocked to see them give me the keys to a brand new 2018 Chevy Malibu with only 2000 miles on it. The weekly payment is $250, but when you hit the bonus it rounds out to paying about $50/week, and it’s very easy to hit the bonus.
I’ve been hitting the bonus every week, even on slow weeks where I don’t work that much, since I’ve begun. I still only pay $50 and still hit the week’s goal. Lyft pays for all maintenance for the vehicle and every 30 days you’ll be prompted to get an oil change where it’s free. Plus the insurance is included in the $50/week which makes it even greater!
Furthermore, not only do you get a car to drive anywhere you’d like, Lyft also guarantees you $2400 after completing 200 rides in three months. This is only if you sign up under a platinum driver like myself when you first join, which is super easy. I do about 200 rides every 2 weeks if I work on 10 of those days. It’s super easy.
When you sign up, you’ll get a brand new car of their choice. They gave my cousin a 2018 Nissan Maxima which is one of my favorite cars. I was so mad when I found out. I actually wanted to trade with him, but that didn’t work. Anyways, you get a brand new car that you only pay about $50/week for and you get a job that people are making $900+ each week with. You get insurance that’s included in your payment when you first sign up, you get $2400 after completing a certain amount of rides, and you get free maintenance with the car.
If this is not a great opportunity, then I don’t know what is. I know for myself I’ve spent $250 on weed and the munchies. Spending $250 for a new car and a job to make money on your own time? A game changer.
See for yourself it’s really $2400 when you sign up using this link.
By Steve Edler
Let’s face it, everyone and their grandma is doing some sort of ride share. Whether it’s Uber or Lyft, these two platforms have become the extra money most of us need just to make ends meet. Be honest, either you downloaded the app and contemplated signing up or you’re already in these streets getting busy and seeing what it’s all about. We want to give you four tips that can help make you $900 or more per week driving with Lyft.
Tip #1: Treat This like a Real Job!
We know this is a side hustle for you and you can turn it on and off at anytime, but if you can take it a little more serious, you can make some big bucks. Treat it just like a real job, don’t jerk around. If you’re going to work for five hours a day, work for the full five hours. Don’t go to your girlfriend’s house for two hours trying to get some and then spend another two hours over a friend’s house. Work your shift, stay focused, and pretend you have a boss over your neck that will fire you for stealing time.
Tip #2: Keep Your Car Clean!
Don’t be a dirt ball and have your car looking nasty. Keep it clean and smelling good. If you’re a smoker, I recommend “blunt spray.” It’s actually made for weed smokers to take away the smell of weed while driving, but it works for anything. Two squirts of this spray and any smell you want gone is gone. Keep your car up to par with a car wash and a good vacuum here and there. I’m not saying be a neat freak, but show your passengers that you—somewhat—care about them and that you provide excellent service. In return, you’ll receive excellent tips.
Tip #3: Provide Excellent Customer Service!
Along with keeping your vehicle neat and tidy, you definitely want to bring your customer service en route with you. If your car looks great and smells good but your attitude stinks, you might get a slap in the face before you get a tip. Customer service matters and, at the end of the day, these people are customers. Treat your customers like customers, not like homeless hitchhikers who need a ride for free. These people are actually paying for this service and when you go above and beyond to give them a great experience for their short time in your vehicle, some of them will return the favor and add a tip.
Tip #4: Drive Safe but With a Purpose!
Hey look, if you want to make big money doing Uber or Lyft, you have to drive a little faster. I’m not saying be a little speed demon, but get there. As soon as you get that notification to pick up someone, stop what you’re doing and head out. The faster you get there, the faster you can pick them up and drop them off. This means on to the next customer and more money in your pocket. Example: If it takes you an hour for a 15 minute ride from either taking the long way or just driving slow, you’ll miss easy money.
If you follow these four tips, you’re sure to make a lot of money in this ride share business. Trust me, I know from first-hand experience. I applied these tips in my every day drive for Lyft and was making about $1,000 to $1,200 every week. It can be done, just try.
Thinking about driving for Lyft but don’t have a car? No problem! For only $250, Lyft will provide you a brand new vehicle so that you can hit these streets and start making money. Click these links to find out more.