Wow, the year is half over already. Can you believe it? The first half of 2012 went pretty well except for one hiccup in May. In June, we pulled off a positive month even with the vacation thrown into the mix. Whew! I was worried before I cranked the numbers, but it seems we didn’t spend a lot more than usual when we went on vacation so it didn’t effect our cash flow much at all.
|Mrs. RB40’s paycheck||2693||4040|
|cash allowance, food, groceries, etc…||-640||-738|
Income (Target > $4,500)
Mrs. RB40’s paychecks – We are back to the usual 2 paychecks in June.
Rental Income – The rentals did very well in June and had minimal maintenance problems. The 4 plex needs some maintenance though so we will see a some negative in this category soon.
Side Income – Retire By 40 was pretty slow in June, but we still made a bit of money.
- media.net (CPC ad network) – $236. This payment is for April and May.
- affiliate – We didn’t break the $50 threshold in June, but I think we should be there in July.
Dividend & Interest – June was a great month for the dividend portfolio.
- Dividend portfolio – $806. INTC, LLY, IBKR, BAC, RDS.B paid out this month.
- Interest – $36. Pretty pathetic, but it’s better than nothing.
P2P Lending – $62. The interest from Prosper is finally starting to pick up. My target is $100 by the end of 2012.
Misc. – $156. I got $50 for opening a checking account at Banner Bank. I also got $106 back from the Chase Freedom card.
Expenses (Target < $4,000)
We went on a road trip vacation to California in June for about 9 days. The vacation cost $638, you can read about the detail if you’re interested. Other than that, everything are pretty much in line with expectation. The transportation cost is 0 this month because I only purchased gasoline while we were on vacation in June.
June Cash Flow
Overall, June was a good month for us. There were no big surprise in either income or expense and we were able to save an extra $1,000.
How about you? Did you have a good month?
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