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Welcome to the monthly rewind post. October flew by so fast for me and I was expecting it to be a bit slower. Let’s get started.


October was a slow month in terms of socializing and it was a nice change after the busy summer that we had. We celebrated both Thanksgiving (we celebrate it in October in Canada) and our second wedding anniversary. It was great to catch up with friends and family and I am so thankful to have some pretty special people in my life. We also celebrated Halloween by going to the annual Halloween Party held by Boom 97.3 at the Phoenix Concert Theater. We have been going for the last few years and enjoy it every year. Plus it helps that it is an 80s party with music and costumes. One thing that I noticed this year is that the night flew by so fast. It was as though I blinked and it was done!


The main thing that I did in regards to fitness was joining and winning my first ever Run Bet! I am not a runner by a long shot but I wanted to give it a try. The game that I choose progressed slowly in terms of distance which allowed me to get accustomed and succeed. It was definitely a challenge and something that I ended up enjoying it as I neared the end. Although there were good and bad days (some days I really did not want to go for a run at all), I persevered and completed the challenge. I am participating in a Diet Bet this month so we shall see how that ends up going.

Side Hustling

Side Hustling was decent this month. I ended up doing a focus group that paid in USD instead of CDN which was a nice surprise (the Canadian dollar is low right now so the conversion from US to CDN is good compared to CDN to US). I also tried a few apps that offered sign up bonuses which could be redeemed for gift cards. I also received some money back from my benefits. I count it since it is still extra money, so why not? I also started and completed my first Runbet and got the winnings for that as well as a few mystery shops that I did last month and got paid for this month.

All in all it was a good month as I made $429.66 in October.  I am working on a few other side hustles that will be paying either in November or December so we will see how that pans out. It is always good to have more money come in than expected or earlier than expected, especially since the holidays are just around the corner.

Goals for November: 

Fitness– Join and win a Diet Bet. Exercise at least 2x a week.

Financial– Make at least $50 in affiliate income. I am currently taking an affiliate course so it is good to put it to use and see if I get anything within the first few weeks of learning and applying the methods.

  • Bring an extra $300 -$500 in side hustle income. Really need to work on getting more consistent side income so that the debt can be depleted faster.
  • Pay off $1000 in debt. I am a bit behind in slashing all of my debts and I want to focus on more than just the minimums.

How was your month? Were you productive? Did you have any big wins?

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