Yes, a very good month! That was off of 6 nights. Our rate is a little on the higher end (about $100 per night) but it is a nice place and location. And we are ok with getting less business due to the higher rate now that H is working.short+sassy said:
@csuave, you often amaze me with your AirBnB income! $700 in a month for renting out a room...and not even for the whole month (I'm assuming) is great!
I wish I had an extra room in my house I could do that with for the occasional big events in NOLA. But my house is a "shotgun layout", which means there are no hallways (except a small one where the bathroom is) and one room just flows into the next. With no doors and sometimes no walls between rooms. Not very private to host vacationers, lol.
May - What were your financial goals for the month and were you able to accomplish them?
May was a high spending month and the monthly cc bill was high from April. We bought new tires and took a trip to FL which made the bills add up quickly. The goal was to increase savings and we did! We made $700 on AirBnB which was a big help. We also kept expenses down in the "normal" areas.
June - What are your financial goals for the month and how will you accomplish them?
Once again, increase savings. We will keep spending low and we cashed in our credit card cash back to help in another month with a big cc bill (not a balance just our regular bill that we pay in full on time from May's spending).
This goal may be at odd with our goal of making a decision on or hiring a landscaper. Our savings will fund that so it will be an expected dip when we start on that project.
Status of Ongoing Goals
Our monthly savings goals are on track to meet our year end savings goal.
GTKY Bonus: Seasonal - Outdoor activities are in full swing. Have you enjoyed any free outdoor activities recently or have plans for some?
We'll do a lot more outside. Our local park alone will have all of these free activities: movies, concerts, yoga and tai chi. I plan to try tai chi for the first time this month.
GTKY Bonus: - Do
you make/craft/build anything or have a skill like sewing that has the
potential to save you money? I say potential because DIY isn't always