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Thursday, March 4

My Frugal Miser - February 2021 Income

February was a solid month, with income exceeding expenses by a healthy margin.

Amazon was good.  I've been paying for a service that automatically picks up routes for me.  I used to be able to get the same amount of work without having to pay for it, but the use of bots has made that impossible.

The Airbnb was booked every day and higher rates than last year.  March is already almost fully booked.

I received rent for two of the three Birmingham rental properties.  I also received quarterly income from some of my Realty Mogul investments.

February Income: $10,784

$60 Mystery Shopping/ Merchandising
$0 Meeting Jobs
$79 Gig Apps (Rideshare, Food Deliveries, etc.)
$2,913 Amazon Deliveries
$2,710 Rental Income (Rental Expenses:  $420)
$4,153 Airbnb Income (Airbnb Expenses:  $406)
$26 Interest Income
$843 Other Sources

Investment Accounts Change in Value:  $3,555

My investment accounts were mixed.  While Vereit was up 10%, my put options on AMC suffered more big losses.  I closed out my Carnival Cruise Lines position.


  1. You had a great month. I closed out my CCL position too. I made 2 buys last year. One when the stock price was about $16 and another when the price fell to about $9. I sold the $9 shares when they doubled and I sold the rest of the shares last month for a 77% gain. The sad part is both of my purchases were only about $100. I should have bought a lot more.

    1. I purchased some CCL in a different account when it went down to $9. As soon as it doubled I sold those shares. Felt good but I could have done better. Unfortunately I lost a lot on the shares I just sold. Lately I've been transitioning to an index fund. Trying to simplify my investing.