January was a good income month but also a high expense month (see spreadsheet screenshot).
Our total income in January was $14,784.09. In addition to our regular paychecks, I received a monthly and quarterly bonus of $4840.83 gross ($2693.72 net). My wife received a $1,350.20 auto allowance / mileage reimbursement and I received a $450 auto allowance. We earned $4.69 in interest income from our savings accounts.
This month, our expenses totaled $14,388.27, just barely less than our total income this month. Big ticket items include $2,165 for nanny/babysitting, $1,181.57 in household items, and $1,502.28.
Next month should be another good income month since we will receive a good tax refund.