Once again, I’ve spent less than I’ve earned. If only that had been my habit for my entire adult life. Take a look at my income and expense report included below.
Thanks to no available overtime, my day job salary isn’t as “impressive” as it used to be. Thankfully, working for the Man is not my only source of income. Working for myself has been paying off lately, and I hope that keeps up. Between both jobs, taking my last class, and seeing my girlfriend and friends, I don’t have much left for other activites such as sleep. But I’m making through each day alive, so that’s a plus.
Moving onto the expenses, I neglected to turn off AdWords for one of my websites. That cost me a few extra bucks I wasn’t really planning on spending, and it wasn’t worth the expense.
My electric utility bills have been low, but next month I won’t be as lucky. We’ve been experiencing high temperatures lately, and I’m no fan of being uncomfortable and sweaty. The air conditioner has definitely seen more use, and I’ll pay for that soon.
You can see my tax expense has been increasing. I attempted to adjust my withholding to compensate for the extra business income I’ve been making. I think I’m still not withholding enough. Speaking of taxes, I might spring for a tax accountant to prepare my returns this year. With income from a wide variety of places, things will likely be too complicated if I don’t have enough time to thoroughly learn everything I need to know.
Another month begins. If you haven’t viewed my account balances yet, you can look at my balance sheet here.
Updated August 2, 2006 and originally published August 1, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.