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Current Goal: Eliminate Mortgage on Rental Property

January 1, 2019: $59,592
March 20, 2020: $52,982
2/14/20 paid an extra $750 towards principal
3/20/20 paid an extra $1000 towards principal

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Monday, December 21

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

I'm headed to Alabama to spend Christmas with my mom.  I'll also visit my Dad's side of the family on Christmas Day.  I am driving the 500 miles to Birmingham, but was able to find 9 mystery shops along the way to help pay for the trip.  Today I am shopping 7 Exxon gas stations.  With bonuses, I will earn $235 in fees and $42 in gas and inside purchases.  The free gas should cover my fuel for the entire trip.  I am staying at an Econo Lodge tonight ($54, paid with a gift card I bought at Winn-Dixie to earn Fuel Rewards).  Tomorrow I am shopping two Chevrolet dealerships.  I will earn $182 plus receive a free oil change and tire rotation.  All these shops are within a reasonable distance from the route I would already be taking.

While visiting Mom, I'll take her out for gourmet tacos on a mystery shop.  I'm also painting/repairing two mailboxes at my rental properties.  I'm saving $80 in labor and the work should take me less than an hour.

I plan on returning home on the 26th.  I'll spend the last week of the year doing some rideshare driving and setting my 2016 goals.

1 comment:

  1. Kids and grown-ups alike like good corporate holiday party ideas. When you have to throw a party it is always a good idea to prepare in advance for foods like hamburgers, hotdogs and fruits will surely make the party more enjoyable. You can also bake a cake that is inspired with the party theme.