It’s finally here! 16 months after making my biggest investment.. I get married this month!
It’s been one hell of a journey between then and now as we both scrambled to massively increase our incomes to be able to fully cover all the costs and have the wedding we both wanted without having to cut any corners. When we first got engaged, we made the decision to graciously decline the offers of financial help from our parents. It was important to both of us that we work and pay for our own wedding and after 16 months of late evenings & weekends working on the side hustles we have finally made it.
My beautiful finacee has, to be fair, done the huge majority of the planning. She’s worked miracles juggling all of the suppliers, venue staff and family demands whilst resolving every crisis as they came along. It’s allowed me the time to dedicate towards increasing the finances for which I am grateful.
The wedding takes place in 2 weeks. We’ve a beautiful barn type venue which will hold both the ceremony and reception afterwards. Then it’s back to work for a few days before flying out to Orlando for 3 weeks of reckless consumerism in the massive theme parks. Because of this I’ll be away at the end of April and so there won’t be an income/expenses report for that month.
From Matched Betting I made a personal record-breaking £4,612.57 in March! Last month was the Cheltenham festival which was always going to be a big pay day. I took the whole week off work and hammered the matched betting offers for a good 10 hours every day. The week was hectic but I made over £1,400 in the 4 days of the festival from sports bets alone. As always, I go into a bit more detail on the Matched Betting Guy blog.
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 March was £275.28.
On to the report:
Pension Contributions: £600
Matched Betting: £4,612.57
Total: £7,597.74 (+41%)
Petrol (Gas): £7.85
Eating out: £173.23
Total: £2,581.13 (-10%)
A savings difference of £5,016.61 which is 66%.
House Equity: £39,300
Cash in bank: £29,409.62
Cash in betting accounts: £16,318.15
ISA Investments: £13,450.16
Pension 1: £19,035.19
Pension 2: £11,375.41
Pension 3: £5,050.43
Total Networth: £133,939 (+5%)
Another expensive month as it was the stag do plus a load of last minute wedding expenditure on minor items like table decorations etc.
As I mentioned earlier; we are flying off on our honeymoon later this month so I won’t be posting again until May. Hope everyone has a great Easter break!