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Wednesday, August 2

My Frugal Miser - July Income: $10,802

I worked hard in July.  Meeting jobs were steady in a month that is usually slow.  Between those jobs I completed a number of mystery shops.  Also, I transferred to a new Amazon warehouse.  It is much closer - less than 9 miles from my house, but I deliver packages instead of groceries and restaurant meals.  That means I won't be getting tips, but I should be able to work more.

Rental income looks horrible, but it's not quite as bad as it seems.  One of my management companies made a mistake on my statement, which I didn't catch until a week ago.  I didn't receive any rent from that company, which manages two of my properties.  This means July income is lower, but August income will be higher.  Another management company will deposit my July rents during the first week of August.  It's just a timing of the deposit.  Finally, one of my tenants passed away in July, and I didn't receive rent from her.  The tenant's mother is still in the house, so it's going to take some effort to get her moved out and then ready the property for a new tenant.  This is my most expensive property so it will hurt the most.  All the other rental properties are occupied and current.

July Income: $10,802

$3,979 Mystery Shopping and Hospitality Jobs
$93 Uber
$21 Lyft
$0 Postmates
$492 Amazon Deliveries
$1,920 Rental Income
$1,026 Dividends and Interest (Investment Accounts)
$3,210 Realized Gains (Losses) on Investments
$61 Other Sources

  • 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. 

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