‘Dancing with the Stars’ star turns to Uber and Lyft to get around LA city
The former “Dancing With the Stars” star turned to Uber to get her life back on track.
Amber Lillard and her husband, Jeff Winger, said they’ve been using the ride-hailing service to make ends meet since leaving the show last year.
“We were both really struggling,” Lillard told The Huffington Post.
“Our incomes weren’t enough, and we couldn’t afford rent.
We started looking at Lyft and Uber.
We figured out we could save enough money to buy a house.
And we’ve been doing that ever since.”
Lillard, 29, and Winger have been living on $1,300 a month and $1.50 a day, respectively, on the couple’s two-bedroom home in the Mission District.
They’ve been able to pay for a down payment on their first home, and then pay off their debt, but that hasn’t stopped them from living out of a car and getting by on the scraps left over from their show.
“There’s no jobs, and our income hasn’t been there,” Winger told HuffPost.
“When you’re making less than minimum wage and you’re renting, it’s not worth it.
You don’t have a lot of money.
You need the money to live on.”
Winger and Lillard said they’re now looking to start a business, and have recently started a food delivery service called Food & Deli.
Lillard says she’s planning on using her money to pay off her mortgage, while Winger said they’ll be looking for a new place to live.
They’re currently renting in the San Fernando Valley, and they’ll eventually move to the San Francisco Bay Area.
But even if they want to move to another city, they need to pay their rent and bills first, Lillard explained.
“If we’re going to move, we need to rent,” she said.
“It’s just so important to pay rent before you can afford food.”
They’re looking for an apartment in San Francisco, where they can start building their business and making a living.
“I can’t afford a place to stay here.
I need to find something.
If we’re in the Bay Area, we’re looking to rent somewhere.”
Uber has also been helpful, Lillards said.
Lillington has had her drivers get them a job and make money on the side.
“People will do anything to help,” she added.
“That’s what it’s about.”