Even though we spent a lot on our new house this month, we made excellent gains. Nearly $40k in gains! That's huge for us. We had the benefit of positive growth in the market, specifically growth in the S&P 500. We also received money back from our closing, which helped offset some of our monthly spending.

This is our third month of tracking our spending. We are still spending over our budget by approximately $500 per month. A lot of the extra spending was due to the last week of our trip to New Zealand and Australia, new car brakes, and a Costco membership (which is supposed to pay for itself right..?).