July 2015 Budget with June recap

Our June recap with July Budget:

July Budget June Recap
Total Income 3800 3186.39
Monthly Expenses
Church offering 100 100
Cash Withdrawal 100 90
All debts 455 400
Rent 550 0
Electric 40 0
Misc 150 0
TV / Internet 0 151.74
Cell phone 175 173.54
Grocery 250 403.71
Restaurant 80 73.74
Car Gas / Oil 300 1003.17
Car repair 50 170
car ins 163.62 317.24
life insurance 61 60.33
Dumb T-Shirt 0 10.6
Alcohol/Cigs 0 32.43
Hair Cut 0 36
Child Support 0 0
Childcare 0 120
Health insurance 550 474.98
Medical 80 188.65
Entertainment 40 0
Education 0 9.99
Insurance 0 64.47
Gifts 150 0
Giving 0 0
hers 0 0
his 0 0
student loan 255 253.89
Baby 40 33.1
Campground/travel 0 15.4
Business 100 189.45
Unexpected #2 50 25
Unexpected #3 50 0
Total spending 3789.62 4397.43
Subtract Total Spending from Total Income 10.38 -1211.04


The Good

We are alive.

We are optimistic about the future.

Every day is a new opportunity.

That’s about all there is right now, haha. It’s been a rough couple months.


The Struggle

We out spent our income last month by $1211.04. In fact, we outspent our income a few months in a row. We survived by dipping into savings (and even some investments). Not a good plan, that’s for sure. Living on the road full time was more time consuming than we thought it would be. Neither of us had much time to actually work and produce an income. But we are heading back to Kansas City soon and we will put the focus back on growing our businesses.

The Future

Even with a few bad months, there’s still a lot of great things to look forward to. Carrie’s voice over business is taking off right now. She has booked a bunch of really good jobs this month and work continues to come in faster and faster. She’s also getting more and more repeat clients which is a good thing because if confirms that she is good at what she does. The other good thing about repeat work is no auditioning. They just give her the script. Auditioning is a huge time-suck so the more jobs and the less auditioning she can do, the better.


How about you? How’s it going?

-Derek, Carrie, Amelie.

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