In May, we had another great income month but a large expense month considering the income (see spreadsheet screenshot).
Our total income in May was $11,589.40. In addition to our regular paychecks, I received a third “extra” paycheck and a monthly bonus of $1,947.00 gross ($1,068.81 net). My wife also received a $168.66 auto allowance / mileage reimbursements, and $58.99 in internet reimbursements.
This month, our expenses totaled only $15,460.79. Large expenses included a $551.45 in phones/phone service, $1,150 in boat repairs, $1,623.51 in home maintenance.
Next month may be a massive month for us as my wife begins a new job at the end of the month making $15K more per year. If it goes as planned, her old company will be paying her a large severance (~$95K), cashing out her stock options (~$30K), cashing out her 4 weeks of vacation (~$11K) and fully vesting her 401(K) company match (~$30K). On top of all of that, she should receive a nice bonus (~$9K). Praying it all works out.