Oh, dear. I am SO late getting this report done. I apologize for the delay. My son and I both caught that terrible, awful flu bug that is going around (the entire nation, it seems). I have been wiped out, and haven’t accomplished a whole lot in the last few weeks. I’m feeling almost completely better now, except for the cough that doesn’t want to leave, and I’m hoping to get caught up on everything in the next few days!
Husband’s income (full time): $2,086.21
My income (part time): $563.32
Online income: $150
Total income for December: $2,799.53
The biggest unplanned expense this month was the doctor visits and medication for the flu. Anyone who has picked up a prescription for Tamiflu knows what I’m talking about – that stuff is expensive! I only picked up one prescription for my son and rode it out myself, so between that and our $20 co-pay, we had $97.85 unplanned expense with the flu. Everything else was pretty standard, and expected:
Phone/Internet (2 smartphones and one cell phone): $91.72
Emergency Fund: $50
Christmas: $100 (Our actual total purchased was more than this, but we used gift cards that we’d earned online and as prizes from my husband’s work, so $100 was our total out of pocket this year for Christmas.)
Car fuel: $175 (normally $210 each month; thank goodness for the lowering gas prices!)
Total Spent: $2,799.53
My goal for January is to increase our debt payment by at least 50%…here’s hoping!