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Thursday, December 5

My Frugal Miser - November Income: $10,342

I sound like a broken record.  Once again I am reporting two vacancies.  I think one of those properties may finally be occupied, but I haven't received any income yet so we shall see.  I also began the eviction process on another tenant.  Unless he makes a payment this week, he is out.  One tenant paid two months' rent in November, so I am still reporting a decent figure.

Mystery shopping income is usually paid the month after the work was performed.  I did relatively little in November, but that won't show up until I post for December.

November Income
$3,164 Mystery Shopping
$7,077 Rental Income
$101 Other Sources
$10,342 Total Income for November

  • I don't include transactions in my retirement accounts.  This includes rental income, dividends and capital gains and losses.
  • I include merchandising and hospitality work in the mystery shopping category since the companies that I shop for provide this extra side work. 


  1. Your income was a couple thousand more than your expenses so that is good. Hopefully, you will eventually get all your properties rented and then you will be doing even better.

    1. The vacancies are stressing me out. When I lived in Birmingham I never had long term vacancies because I would take a chance on tenants with risky credit. The management company doesn't do that, but I think I earned more rent doing it my way... even though my way is more stressful since I'm always chasing after late rent.