August was a good income month and a pretty terrible expense month (see spreadsheet screenshot).
Our total income in August was $13,804.42. In addition to our regular paychecks, I also received a monthly bonus of monthly bonus $1,833.33 gross ($1,071.87 net) and my wife received gift cards from her company worth $350. My wife also received a $1,004.42 auto allowance / mileage reimbursement and I received a $450 auto allowance. We earned $4.17 in interest income from our savings accounts.
This month, our expenses totaled $15,254.81. Big ticket items include $814.42 boat property tax bill, $343 in clothing, and $274 in professional cleaning for our couch.
Next month, my wife should receive her quarterly bonus but we also have the costs of a birthday party to throw for our son and a $609 vehicle registration bill to pay.