In January, we had a good income month and but also a high expense month (see spreadsheet screenshot).
Our total income in January was $14,652.22. In addition to our regular paychecks, I received a monthly and quarterly bonus $5,100 gross ($2,799.70 net) and my wife received a discretionary bonus of $1,000 gross ($533.69 net). My wife also received $1,072.85 in auto allowance / mileage reimbursements, $600 in gym reimbursements and $46.99 in internet reimbursements. We also earned $19.32 in interest income from our savings accounts.
This month, our expenses totaled $16,369.68, meaning we spent more than we earned. Never a good thing. Big ticket items include $1,326 in gym memberships, $685 in life insurance and $648 in vacation
Next month is a bit of a question mark. We have been in the process of a home insurance claim and could possibly receive a decent chunk of money for repairs.