July was a great income month and a very reasonable expense month (see spreadsheet screenshot).
Our total income in July was $16,699.83. In addition to our regular paychecks, I also received a monthly bonus of monthly bonus $5,289.32 gross ($3,094.21 net) and my wife received a special discretionary bonus of $900 gross ($685.61 net) . My wife also received a $1,391.98 auto allowance / mileage reimbursement and I received a $450 auto allowance. We earned $4.07 in interest income from our savings accounts.
This month, our expenses totaled $12,602.63. Big ticket items include $158.29 in gifts, $199.33 in furniture, and $120.37 for entertainment (concert).