From my recurring income series: Our net savings numbers for April 2014:
Sort of another average month here, spent about $400 above our 12 month average, and only two paychecks each squeezed into this month. Sadly we netted a savings rate of only 64%, which again was less than I had hoped for and a good bit below my goal in March of over 70%. The Ms new job doesn’t match 401k for the first 60 days, so that’s a couple percent of income we should finally see here next month.
Housing related expenses accounted for 32% of our spending and food accounted for 21% (for the second straight month). Food is clearly our lowest hanging fruit if we wanted to cut expenses; spending way more eating out than we probably should. We also had some of the standard expected unexpected expenses such as new brakes (rotors and all) for my car, which I plan to install myself sometime soon (including a future post on how that goes).