September was a good income month and a huge expense month (see spreadsheet screenshot).
Our total income in September was $11,971.21. In addition to our paychecks, my wife received a quarterly bonus of $4,642 gross ($2,619.66 net). She also received $50 in company reimbursements. We earned $4.36 in interest income from our savings account.
This month, we spent a total of $17,211.79. Big ticket items include $3,973 in furniture and maintenance, $1,062 in giving, and $614 in entertainment. We spent a ton of money on a music festive, housewarming party, birthday party, house décor & furniture, and much more.
Next month will be equally wild. I was told on 9/29 that my entire team is being laid off on 10/3. It sucks we spent so much in September. I will receive 3 weeks severance, ~7 days PTO cashed out, and ~$2,400 (gross) bonus.