April was a transition month for me. Now that my student loans are paid, I am transitioning the money into new savings and investments.
New Cash Flow Strategy
I opened up about $700 per month in cash when I paid off my student loan. Now, that money is going to better uses. I increased my monthly mortgage payment by $200 per month, re-directed my direct deposit to max out my Roth IRA every year, and put the rest of the extra into my non-retirement investment account.
Side Business Income
Narrow Bridge Media – All Blogs and Online Activities
- Private Ad Placements – $280
- AdSense – $47
- Affiliate Payments – $0
It looks like affiliate income is going to be a major part of my future online income. I often support products I use myself publicly. If people sign up through me, I make a few bucks. Private ad placements look to be declining in the future.
Denver Flash Mob
- Revenue – $170
- Expenses – $28
- Net Income – $142
I collected an old account receivable balance in April, and I bought business checks for $28. I have a large expense pending in March and have a few sponsored events in the works. I have yet to pay myself a penny from Denver Flash Mob beyond reimbursed expenses.
No revenue this month.
I took a big vacation to New Orleans in April, and that meant a lot of credit card expenses. Other than that, I put the paycheck to good use to pay down my mortgage more than ever before and boost my retirement account. I also received my tax refund and had a big expense paying for my annual car insurance. Overall, I call it a good month.