November was our first full month with me on unemployment (I was laid off on 10/3/16). It was one of our more modest income months but our expenses have come down a good amount (see spreadsheet screenshot).
Our total income in November was $8,501.32. My wife received her normal two paychecks. I received $1,800 in unemployment. My wife also received $138.34 in company reimbursements. We earned $2.54 in interest income from our savings account.
This month, we successfully keep our spending down. We spent a total of $8,948.95 in November. Big ticket items include $1,776 for groceries and $356 for our phone bill (included a new phone).
Next month should be a strong month. My wife will receive a $17K gross quarter bonus and she also will receive a third “extra” paycheck. Our expenses will be higher with the Christmas holiday.