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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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Thursday, January 9

My Frugal Miser - December Income: $66,792

December income, less a one-time inflow, was mixed.  The Airbnb did amazing - nearly the entire month was booked.  We worked a meeting in New York and I did as many deliveries with Amazon as I could.  We also traveled to Birmingham for several days to work on a vacant rental property.  It's still vacant.  It's hard to rent a suburban home there during the winter.

Just before Christmas I received the inheritance from my paternal grandfather's estate.  My grandfather passed away 5 years ago, and my brother and I had no idea what we were inheriting.  We split our father's share.  It's not life-changing, but I'm grateful for it. 

December Income: $66,792

$48 Mystery Shopping
$890 Meeting Jobs
$8 Gig Apps (Rideshare, Scooter Charging, etc.)
$1,343 Amazon Deliveries
$2,880 Rental Income
$3,556 Airbnb Income
$60 Interest Income
$58,006 Other Sources

Investment Accounts Change in Value:  ($3,961)

In a rarity for 2019, my investments declined in value in December.  


  1. It is great that the Airbnb is making good income. When I saw the amount of income in the post title I was wondering how you made that much money in the month. Do you have any specific plans for spending or investing the inheritance?

    1. I transferred most of it to my brokerage account and also maxed out my Roth IRA contribution for 2020. The balance I used to pay off the windows and siding I installed at the Airbnb.

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