May was a good income month and a somewhat expense month (see spreadsheet screenshot).
Our total income in May was $11,468.95. In addition to our two regular paychecks, I received a monthly bonus of $2,500 gross ($1,496.25 net). We also got a $450 monthly auto allowance from my company and $49.99 in internet reimbursement from my wife’s company. We earned $4.69 in interest income from our savings account.
This month, our expenses were high. We spent a total of $13,123.47 in May. Ouch! Big ticket items include $1,675 for a pool pump, $764 for two mini vacations, and $702 in eating out.
Next month will be my fourth month at my new company and my first month without my guaranteed bonus. That being said, I had a good May and should be earning ~$1,700 gross for my monthly bonus.