In this new age of Uberization one of the world's most most vulnerable segments of society are being exploited by Uber a billion dollar hipster start up. Today's under employed, working poor and clueless are enticed by the promise of easy money "instant pay, up to five times a day". The driver App even has the nerve to support a link for Saving For Retirement but unless all Uber drivers are going to be vested in the companies IPO retirement is never going to happen. What they don't tell you to earn the $547/week in fares! is that the depreciation of your vehicle to obtain this hefty sum will in many cases decrease the value of your vehicle more than the money you have earned. It's simple mathematics. To maintain an acceptable rating as a driver and earn enough after Uber takes its % and fees you will travel on average 1000 miles a week (this point can be argued but unless you are camping out at the airport for sixteen hours a day the numbers are legit +/-). The standard mileage rate in 2016 for the use of a personal vehicle is 54 cents a mile driven. This number takes into consideration all the costs associated with owning a car, including insurance, fuel and repairs. So in effect your $547 in earning actually netted you $7.00 in actual earnings. Further try skimping on the maintenance, or repairs and see your actual costs exceed these numbers. In effect, those same desperate, unemployed Uber drivers are pimping out their one remaining asset for a perceived gain. This analysis does not take into consideration moving violations, accidents, increased insurance costs, unseen cement barriers in poorly lit apartment complexes, etc. "Feel free to add your own additional cost factors in the comments." Both major parties are now owned by the corporations. Democracy is dead and it is just a matter of time that unless this truth is exposed most Uber drivers will be residing in their vehicles in order to scratch out some type of meager existence while the Masters of the Universe in San Francisco bath in an ocean of our money. What they should actually advertise is "Start Depreciating Your Car Today"