December was an AWESOME income month, especially considering that I am unemployed (go wife!). As expected during the Christmas season, our expenses were higher than normal (see spreadsheet screenshot).
Our total income in December was $22,434.03. We were very blessed in that my wife received a $17,325 quarterly bonus ($10,152.65 net) this month! In addition to my wife’s normal two paychecks, she also received a third “extra” paycheck. I received $1,800 in unemployment. My wife also received $55.24 in company reimbursements. We earned $4.56 in interest income from our savings account.
This month, our spending was higher, mostly because of Christmas gifts. We spent a total of $15,974.46 in December. Big ticket items include $2,884 in giving, $1,900 in extra mortgage payments, and $1,707 in groceries & dinning.
January should be my last month on unemployment. I expect to start my new job January 30th. Happy New Year!