October was a very strong income month but also a high expense month (see spreadsheet screenshot).
Our total income in October was $14,380.05. In addition to our regular paychecks, I received a monthly and quarterly bonus of $3,958.33 gross ($2.233.69 net) and a $450 monthly auto allowance. My wife my wife received a $1,475.81 auto allowance / mileage reimbursement and a $44.99 internet reimbursement. We earned $4.34 in interest income from our savings accounts.
This month, our expenses totaled $12,561.13. Big ticket items include $2099 in boat items (anchor, life vests, etc), $1,825 in household items, and $454 in clothing.
Next month should return to a regular income and expense month.