September 30, 2014

September 2014 Net Worth Update (-4,161.88)

In September, our net worth decreased $4,161.88, to a total of $292,966.29.

What Worked
I separated from my company on September 19th, in an effort to find a position that provides a better work/life balance. With my departure, I paid off the $4,757.76 balance of my 401(k) loan.  

What Didn’t Work
We contribution at total of $5,000.26 ($4,757.76 of which was a loan repayment) to our retirement accounts, but saw them decrease $28.54. Our savings account balance decreased due to pulling funds from the 401(k) loan repayment.

Next Month
Next month will be the first full month without a dual income for our household. We’ve run the numbers and know that we can make ends meet until I find a job, but October will be telling, to say the least.

September 2, 2014

August 2014 Income Statement

August was an awesome income month and we kept our expenses pretty well in line. (see attached spreadsheet).

Our total income in August was $18,070.88. In addition to my regular paychecks, my wife received $2,610.71 in disability, and a partial $3,006.96 paycheck after returning to work on the 18th. She also received a $13,050 gross ($8,009.69 net) quarterly bonus! My wife’s company paid her an $800 auto allowance and a $100 company reimbursement for internet service. We earned $4.50 in interest income from our online savings account. 

In August, we spent a total of $9,673.69. Some of the other larger, non-typical expenses include $200 new mobile phone for meand a larger than normal electricity bill of $525.25. In addition, our nanny’s weekly pay went from $300/week to $400/week as she began watching both of our children when my wife completed maternity leave. Our son also started preschool ($397/month).

September will be our last month with two incomes until I find a new job. I trust God has a great now position for me.