We needed some home items, so as usual I turned first to one of my regular stores the loyalty program of which I have signed up for.  This store gives loyalty rebates back as points with a dollar value when applied to purchases. After applying all my points, to complete the purchase I would have to spend about $26.00 out of pocket.  To make up for this short-fall I went to mygiftcardsplus.com (external link) and bought a $25.00 gift card to that particular retailer, a purchase which I earned 3% back in SwagBucks (external link) points. It took some extra effort but I was able to buy a few hundred dollars worth of new things at a significant rebate andRead More →

Before going to the charts, a note on October’s earnings.  Readers will notice that there are no results for certain income streams, like the investments in Betterment.  There are two reasons for this: 1) some activities, like trades, were not performed in October, and 2) some income sources, like the Betterment account, report on a quarterly basis and so are not included in monthly reports for months which are not quarter ends. Passive Income While the actual passive income is higher than reported here (because some income is reported quarterly), October 2017 saw a total calculated income of $166.15.  Unlike with September 2017, this month saw no equity price appreciation reports so the total reported number of sources is lowerRead More →