As I mentioned in our February Net Worth Update post, we were blessed to learn that my wife is pregnant. Our expenses are going to be higher than usual as we prepare for the new arrival (due in September). February was an outstanding income month and we did a pretty reasonable job managing our expenses (click on spreadsheet below).
Our total income in February was $10,614.56. In addition to our paychecks, my wife received a Q4 2010 bonus of $6,041.28 gross ($3,499.51 net). She received a $30.78 H.S.A. reimbursement and a $50 Chase credit card reward (her $75 company reimbursement for February will come next month). We also earned $15.11 in interest income.
Our total expenses were $5,394.78, not to much higher than our budget of $4,900. As first-time parents, we’ve been buying a few things for the baby’s room and also taking time to enjoy ourselves a little more while we have free time.
It’s hard to say what March may bring. My wife’s company may be doing raises in March, which would be icing on the cake for how well she is doing. We’ll be doing our taxes as well and I don’t have a clear picture at this time on what the outcome will be.