Happy new year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and didn’t go too crazy on the credit cards for some present extravagance. I had a terrible cold for most of December which resulted in alot of days spent off work ill so as to not infect the whole office. On the plus side this gave me ample time to hit all the Christmas casino offers being thrown around. On the expenses front it was a very expensive month as I had to buy a new motorbike following the eventual death of my trusty Chinese 125 commuter bike. We also paid off a large chunk of the honeymoon which went beyond the usual wedding savings budget.
From Matched Betting I made £4,050.67 in December. What an unbelievable month for Matched Betting profit! It seems when I have a good first few days of a month.. things compound and the profit rises like a wave. A few early casino wins in the month meant that I felt happier risking more on casino offers later in the month which all helped to hit my best ever Matched Betting profit. As always, I’ve written a more detailed list of some of the most profitable offers over at the MatchedBettingGuy Blog.
Amazon were again generous despite 0 effort on my part. They felt the need to send me £137.38 in December which I was more than happy to accept!
I’ve also started building up an affiliate income stream from the Matched Betting guide sites I recommend. I personally use a couple of guide sites and truly believe they are well worth the investment. Affiliate income paid at the end of December was £171.64.
On to the report:
Pension Contributions: £600
Matched Betting: £4,050.67
Kindle Publishing: £137.38
Total: £7,244.67 (+41%)
Petrol (Gas): £30.69
Eating out: £113.40
Total: £6,145.68 (+164%)
A savings difference of £1,098.99 which is 15%.
House Equity: £38,400
Cash in bank: £23,231.72
Cash in betting accounts: £13,861.62
ISA Investments: £11,735.17
Pension 1: £18,214.99
Pension 2: £10,927.12
Pension 3: £3,062.47
Total Networth: £119,433 (+3.1%)
Holy crap that was an expensive month. Who knew weddings and new motorbikes would cost so much?! Yet despite both of these, and thanks entirely to the side-hustles.. I still managed to save over £1000 AND saw a £3.5k net worth increase.
Here’s to 2017!