Monday, January 9, 2017
December 2016 Income & Expenses
The amounts below are cash amounts and are net of taxes, insurance, 401k contributions, HSA, etc. In other words, the amounts are what get deposited and withdrawn from my accounts.
Day job (take home pay) --- $12079.84
Dividends/Interest --- $757.09
Total net income --- $12836.93
Expenses --- $8338 (Taken from Mint)
Savings $4498 --- Rate 35.05%
Well another month is in the books and December proved to be equally difficult from a business and expense standpoint. I did grind it out though!!
I have almost thrown in the towel with the runaway expenses. Knee surgery bills, physical therapy bills, and oh yeah.....Christmas stuff!!
Anyway I feel fortunate to make it through this year as the economy in Houston has been damn tough. But like my boss has told me over the years "live in hope and die in despair"
The economy will only get bet better as I get better.!!
I'm looking forward to a great 2017 and will work damn hard to make it happen. I have a neighbor who owned a business that he sold approximately one year ago. He is still relatively young (early 50s). Almost every morning as I drive to work, he can be found in his yard working on some sort of project. He takes care of his own yard, builds tree houses, fiddles around with old cars, etc.
He looks very happy and most definitely relaxed. I will be that guy in a few short years!