January Income – $1199.32

by Andy Hough on February 5, 2016

Here is a breakdown of my income for January.

Online Income $0
Interest $0.94
Uber $113.02
Amazon FBA $783.55
Cash Back $241.56
Mystery Shop $39.00
Motif Bonus $100
Achievemint $25
Total $1303.07


My income went down quite a bit in January. This wasn’t totally unexpected since I knew my Amazon FBA income would be down after the Christmas rush. On the plus side I did at least make more than my expenses. In order to get ahead financially I will need to make quite a bit more than this though.

One way I hope to increase my income this month is by driving more for Uber. I’ve already made more this month than I did last month. I won’t be going on my hiking trip since it appears  Shenandoah is going to get a lot of snow. Not going on the hike will give me more time to make money this month. Hopefully, I can get my February income at least to the $2000 mark.


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Motif Investing is an investing company that allows you to invest in a basket of up to 30 stocks (motifs) for a $9.95 commission. They currently have a promotion that offers a $150 bonus.  To qualify for the bonus  you must open and fund a Motif Investing brokerage account with at least $2,000. The new […]

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February 2016 Net Worth Update

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In order to keep track of my financial progress or lack of progress I have decided to calculate my net worth each month. My net worth as of today (2/2/2016) is as follows. Assets Cash – $2012.63 IRA – $20,651.40 Roth IRA – $9299.93 Loan – $900 Car/Stuff – $5000 Liabilities Credit Card – $4400.00 […]

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January Expenses – $1104.74

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Here is a breakdown of my expenses for January. Household $431.74 Entertainment $23.61 Transportation $351.85 Food $128.93 Student Loan $37.71 Travel $0 Phone $36.79 Health $94.11 Total $1104.74   My January expenses were pretty low. I would have easily kept my expenses under my target of $1000 if it weren’t for having to get four […]

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Should I Use My IRA to Pay My Student Loan?

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Last year I had a total student loan balance of about $138,000. After paying over $19,000 towards that student loan last year I currently have a balance of just over $126,000. That is just a $12,000 reduction. The other $7000 I paid went to interest. It is tough to make much headway on this loan […]

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Top Cashback $20.16 Referral Bonus, Upromise $20 Bonus, iConsumer Free Stock Bonus

January 28, 2016

Doing  my online shopping through cash back shopping portals is one of the ways I save money on purchases and lower the cost of items I buy for my Amazon FBA business.  I earn hundreds of dollars a year by using these portals. Now that my FBA business is growing I expect I’ll make over […]

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