Last month, after my blogging expenses, I earned $1697.65 and my husband earned $1,930.97, giving us a combined total of $3,628.62.

January 2012 Budget

Laundry 30 (we have to use a coin operated washer; we air dry our clothes)

Rent 1390

Groceries 300 (we just finished a large freezer cooking bout, so we are fairly well stocked for the month)

Toiletries & Diapers 70

ComEd 40 (this will be our last payment as the landlord will pay our utilities after this)

AT & T 35 (this will be our last payment as we are moving to a different phone service)

Comcast 60

Son’s school 480

Misc.  92.62

Gas/Transportation 250

My Student Loan 192

DH Student Loans 155 (the first two of his four come due this month)

Life insurance 77

Husband’s spending money 40

My spending money 40

Credit card payments 377

Tithes Private

TOTAL $3628.62

This month I brought in $1886.90 through writing/advertising/virtual assistant work. I have been hoping to make $500 a month; I figured the beginning of the year I would make less than that but by the end of the year I would be making more monthly. So far, I have exceeded that by bringing in an average of $1001.21 a month. Next month I will start fresh tallying this average and hope to see it go up each month.