From my recurring income series: Our income and expense numbers for December:
Gross Income: $12000 – Both had 2 paychecks plus some gift cash and small rental income
Government Cut: $2660
Net income: $9340
|Food & Dining||$935|
|Bills & Utilities||$365|
|Auto & Transport||$220|
|Gifts & Donations||$230|
|Health & Fitness||$90|
That means we saved $5240, including the additional $530 in 401k matching from the employers, which was a net savings rate of 59%. Another sub par month 😦 mostly due to significantly too much self gifting for Christmas 😛 (including an awesome set of matching tattoos :)) Also, as a minor consolation some of it was just spending pulled forward in the form of gift cards and we do expect about $100 in rebates.
And, as a topic for a future post about our various do-it-yourself home improvement projects, I was personally very excited as we installed two new outlets for the garage and yard (with what I might call reasonable installation quality).