Dec Budget / Nov Recap 2014
Just a married couple sharing our monthly budget with the world.
We did pretty good in November, December is another story.
Here’s the numbers, explanation below.
|Dec Budget||Nov recap|
|Car tag / title / tax||350||0|
|Car gas / oil||300||363|
|Income – Spending||0||+1,664|
We came out $1,664 better than we thought we would in Nov. Always a good thing. Carrie got her last couple of paychecks from her job. (She quit in November to start working as a voice actor full time. There is still some part time consulting for her old job, but not a full time income by any means.)
December is our first full month fully supporting ourselves financially as entrepreneurs. It’s both exciting and terrifying at the same time. (We talk about how we feel about it on our podcast.)
December also comes with a few large expenses. Six month car insurance bill, yearly car title tax, gifts, Christmas family pics and postcards. December just happens to be one of the most expensive months and it doesn’t help that it is our first month supporting ourselves fully with our businesses.
I suppose it’s good to start on a bad month, it could make the next few months afterwords feel easier.
We have December covered and even January covered even with the money we have now. But the pressure is on. We HAVE TO produce enough income to make it month to month from now on. Carrie has been busy auditioning for voice work. She got one job on the 2nd so that’s a good sign. I think that as the month unfolds she will get enough work to cover everything.
We have a couple new income producers in the works that will be up by the end of the month.
1) We are producing two podcast episodes per week now instead of one. We opened a Patreon account for the podcast. Patreon allows listeners to support the show financially with a voluntary, on-going monthly contribution.
The podcast is obviously free and will remain free for everyone to enjoy. But we thought that providing our listeners with a way to support the show couldn’t hurt. Supporting the show is voluntary, please feel no pressure to contribute. One of my fears setting up the Patreon account is that people might feel pressured to support the show. I really don’t want anyone to feel that way. If you don’t want to support the show financially, please simply continue to listen and enjoy!
I have no idea how much we might earn a month, but I do know that anything helps. It’s crazy to think that some of you might actually want to support our podcast financially, crazy enough to be true! (Thanks in advance to anyone who signs up to support us!)
2) We will have a pre-order up for our book by the end of this week. That’s right, our new book One Bed, One Bank Account is almost ready! You will be able to pre-order at a discounted price until the book is released officially on Amazon. (Release date TBD, Jan or Feb 2015 is my best guess.)
(Enjoy the typos and amazing grammar, I don’t have time for that crap!)
-Derek, Carrie, Amelie
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