For the week ending 10/29/21, I worked one (1) shift for a total of 4.18 hours, and earned $75.24, resulting in an extra student loan payment of $50.00.
I had to work this past weekend for University B and this was a short shift I picked up after an already long Saturday. I immensely regretted signing up for this gig on the way to it but it turned out not to be that bad. While it wasn’t much, this snowflake payment kept my focused on my goal of paying off PSL 3 this year and getting below $90K in student loan debt.
You can read more about how I am landing gigs in Gig Tales: The Apps or how I determine how much money goes towards my student loans in Gig Tales: The Math. Although, at this point, how much I set aside for taxes, gas, and car wear-and-tear is a bit arbitrary. I have now started balancing how much I set aside against recent expenditures (e.g. $705.00 on brand new tires) and the fact that a lot of my gig income expenditures are tax-deductible. For the most part, I am withholding (setting aside in savings) between 20-30% of the income I receive from gigs.