Our income totaled $9,427.56 in December. In addition to my regular paychecks this month, my wife received a $4,128.20 separation package from her company. In addition, my wife received a $25.00 in company reimbursement for internet, we received $260.00 in gifts, and we earned $6.54 in interest income from our online savings account. My wife began unemployment this month and received $1,350.
In December, we spent a total of $10,120.01; hard to tell my wife just lost her job, huh? Some of the larger non-standard expenses were: $1,326.72 pool pump, $1,058.06 in supplemental tax, $250 range membership, and $235.48 in clothing.
Next month my 2.25% raise kicks in and my wife will receive her first full month of unemployment. We may also receive a refund check from our prepaid and escrow account in January or February.