The last month I report my monthly expenses in this format. As of next month I will exclusively focus on my personal spending in that month and try to get a better view on what I spend exactely (meal vouchers and tax refunds are a bit tricky). For this last month the world seemed hell bend on giving me more money. I didn’t put up much of a fight …
Income: 3 660 euro
Expenses: 1 521,10 euro
Savings: 2 138,90 euro or 58,44%
The higher income is from my first full month of employement at the new job. They could not meet my gross wages demand but countered with a multitude of net expense compensations. The big question was then how much all of it together would amount to. Well, I was pleasantely surprised …
I also seem to have worked enough interim work last year to qualify for a end of year premium this year. Didn’t even know that existed but not going to say no at an extra 1 500 euro!
Expenses were 1 521,10 euro. Just above the goal of 1 500 euro. I did buy presents for the parents. The girlfriend and I also had a date night which costed 40 euro. And I also spend another 100 euro for another raspberry pi. So core expenses would have been around 1 300 euro once again. And no fear, I have all I need on the raspberry pi front, so no more expenses there.
The joint bank account
Income: 4 624,40 euro
Expenses: 2 151,80 euro
Savings: 2 472,60 euro
Adding my half of the joint savings to my personal savings and my total savings are 3 375,20 euro or 92,22% of my income!
The higher joint income is because the Belgian government was quick with the refund (normally we only get it in March). An extra 2 000 which I rather have in my account than in the governments account. We also got a refund of the water company of 262 euro. Like I said, the world was really hell bend on giving us money!
Expenses were fairly low.
All in all we ended the year with healthy buffers in the checking and savings account. The year has been good for us as the full year recap will show.