Paid off the expensive plane ticket and tried (unsuccessfully) to cut back on spending. I took a beating in the stock market this month. I took $500 from my investment account and moved it to cash, but watched my 401(k) and brokerage account shrink along with the market in a horrible month for stocks. However, I did keep my student loan payments up and lowered my debt by over 6%.
I did make $57 this month from Demand Studios. I am trying to increase my diversified income streams, and this is a good step up from previous months. I am also writing more residual income articles than up front payment. I also earned about $40 from eHow that will be paid this week.