I just arranged -- finally -- to have my table picked up for repair and refinishing. Because of the shop's workload, it won't happen until May 17, but that's fine. That will be after I come back from Oregon, and I will be ready!
I just redeemed $14 in cashback rewards from Discover. I've been keeping track of extra income this year, and so far it's been $3,068. Most of that is the two stimulus payments. I don't have much extra income anymore. I stopped doing mystery shopping, and Pine Cone doesn't send me surveys anymore. I somehow got off their radar after I tried to use their app. That's okay; I don't really like doing the surveys, and it's not that much income.
I also took a look at my "big ticket" spending last year and found that I averaged $1K per month in spending that is not part of my variables budget. Last year it included things like getting my ceiling replaced, getting a lot of electrical work done, some major car repairs, a new computer, Christmas spending, and donations to my grandkids' college funds. I was surprised it was that high. I'm okay -- my net worth has continued to slowly rise -- but I do hope that this year won't be quite as costly. So far I'm averaging $430 per month, which is more where I would like it to be -- but you never know what's going to happen. Getting the table done, for sure, will push that up.
April 15th, 2021 at 04:17 pm 1618499835
I think we've all spent more this year due to Covid and prices going up due to supply and demand.