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Current Goal: Automate Savings and Mortgage Paydown

1) Extra $1,100/mo. to mortgage
2) $1,000/mo. to short-term savings
3) $400/mo. to investing

Previous Goal: Eliminate Mortgage on Rental Property
Interest Rate is 5.125%!

January 1, 2019: $59,592
August 11, 2020: PAID!


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Friday, September 3

My Frugal Miser - August Income: $6,756

I am selling one of my rental properties and August was the first full month where I did not receive any income from it. Since this is my most expensive property, my income suffered. I also spent over $1,500 on new carpet, which I deducted from the rental income I am reporting. I realize I should probably use two categories (Rental Income and Rental Expense) but since this is my personal finance tracker I try to keep things simple.


August Income
$3,928 Mystery Shopping*
$1,621 Rental Income
$1,207 Other Sources
$6,756 Total Income for August
*note that the mystery shopping income will always vary from the monthly summary amounts I post. Here I report actual payments received (cash basis accounting) whereas in my monthly mystery shopping update I report the amount I earned for that month.

Notes:

  • My mystery shopping income was much higher than normal... don't expect this to occur again anytime soon.
  • The category "Other Sources" includes non-recurring (or semi-recurring) income since I always seem to have a little something that doesn't fall into the other buckets.

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