Friday, June 1

My Frugal Miser - May Income: $11,906


May was my best month ever.  It seemed so obvious to me that HMNY, the company that owns MoviePass, was not going to do well.  I had purchased put options, which are a bet on the shares of stock going down.  Boy, did they.  I closed out my options in May and made a huge profit.  In total, my brokerage account balance ballooned by $29,000.

My regular income was also healthy.  I received rent from all my properties.  I also had decent work income from Amazon, meeting jobs, and even a small amount of rideshare driving. 

May Income: $11,906

$61 Mystery Shopping
$2,409 Meeting Jobs
($99) Reimbursed Job Expenses
$98 Uber
$21 Lyft
$0 Postmates
$1,343 Amazon Deliveries
$8,041 Rental Income
$23 Interest Income
$10 Other Sources

Investment Accounts Change in Value:  $29,138

This was the best month I have had.  Even better is the fact this is a realized gain, as I closed out my HMNY put options.  

Notes:  
  • I don't include transactions in my retirement accounts.  This includes rental income, dividends and capital gains and losses.

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