As the weather turns colder and we break out our comfy sweatshirts, we look forward to the winter months ahead and 2013 right around the corner! Here’s a brief recap of this past month and some of what’s been going on in our world.
Like many of the people across the country, we had prepared for the worst with Hurricane Sandy. Being in eastern Pennsylvania, the storm was expected to pass right over us and cause quite a mess. Thankfully, it took a bit of a different route and we avoided the brunt of it. Our thoughts and prayers are with the many who have been impacted greatly.
This past month, a group of about 40 of us participated in the rise365 Productivity Experiment. It was a great group of folks sharing ideas and keeping each other accountable with being more productive.
We continued to do a bit of mystery shopping. Even though we weren’t as intense with it as some of the past months, we still made a decent amount money. This continues to work well to supplement our income and help us pay off debt.
Mystery shopping details
Total earned: $350
Free gas: $25
Grand total: $375
Total time spent: 24 hours
Average pay per hour: $16/hr (includes travel time)
In addition to the mystery shopping, we also sold a few items on Craigslist. This has been great as we continue to go through our things and declutter. Here’s one of the more interesting items we sold!
What’s coming up on rise365
In just two days, we’ll have reached the one year anniversary of rise365! Be on the lookout for an update on what to expect going forward. We’re really excited about the things we have planned!
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Top Monthly Commenters
We appreciate everyone that contributes in the comment section of the posts! Here are the top commenters for the past month.
- Ann Musico (43)
- Michael Wright (34)
- James Dibben (25)
- Ryan Ash (16)
- Jody Berkey (15)
- Rob Clinton (11)
- Donna Yates (9)
- Joe Lalonde (7)
- Alana Mokma (6)
- Chris Peek (4)
Question: What was a highlight of the month of October for you? You can leave a reply in the comments of the post.