In April, we had a negative cash flow month for the first time in 2012, but we are back on track this month!
|Mrs. RB40’s paycheck||4040||2694|
|Cash allowance, food, groceries, etc…||-738||-820|
Income (Target > $4,500)
We exceeded expectations in May. It’s nice to do that once in a while.
Mrs. RB40’s paychecks – She received 3 paychecks instead of the usual 2, so that makes a huge difference.
Rental Income – The rentals did very well in May and had minimal maintenance problems.
Side Income – Retire By 40 also did very well in May. This will go down next month though.
- media.net (CPC ad network) – $234. This payment is for February and March.
- 401k transfer campaign (PPC) – $155. This campaign is over. 🙁
- affiliate marketing – $60.
Dividend & Interest – May was a good month for my dividend portfolio.
- Dividend portfolio – $421. AT&T, Abbott Lab, and Activision paid out this month.
- Interest – $37. Pretty pathetic.
P2P Lending – $23. This payment should accelerate next month because I increased my investment recently.
Misc. – $5. I got $5 for converting to electronic statements on one of my checking account. It’s better than nothing.
Expenses (Target < $4,000)
No big surprises on the expenses this month. I did spend a bit extra on a few non-essential things. I spent about $60 on a Case Logic Sling Bag and accessories at Amazon.com. I love this sling bag. My Canon T2i with zoom lens fits very well in here and it is very comfortable to carry. This is actually for business so I can take more stock photos for Retire By 40. 😉 I also spent $72 on a Kodak Pocket Camera. I can take videos with these and plan to share a few on the blog in the future.
May Cash Flow
Overall, May was a great month for us. We are back on track and our surplus is on the way up again. I’m going to put most of this into dividend stocks while the market is down.
How about you? Did you have a good month?
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