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Friday, January 8

My Frugal Miser - December Income: $10,435

December was great.  Even though we were on a cruise for a week, I managed to bring in $2,300+ from rideshare activity.  I did two small hospitality jobs and a handful of mystery shops.  On non-recurring other income, I received a $500 bonus in my E*Trade account and redeemed Chase Rewards for a $204 cash deposit into my checking account.  I earned most of that through a 10% rebate on the purchase of an Amazon gift card.

December Income $10,435

$531 Mystery Shopping and Hospitality Jobs
$2,023 Uber
$345 Lyft
$6,708 Rental Income
$829 Other Sources

  • I don't include transactions in my retirement accounts.  This includes rental income, dividends and capital gains and losses.
  • I don't include changes in investments from capital gains/losses or dividends.  Most of my investments are in retirement accounts anyway, but this category will grow as I start selling my rental properties and I will probably change this policy.
  • I include merchandising and hospitality work in the mystery shopping category since the companies that I shop for provide this extra side work. 


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