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Welcome to Money Diaries , where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.
Today: a Global Change Lead working in technology who spends some of her money this week on Popcorners.
Occupation: Global Change Lead
Location: Austin, TX
Paycheck Amount (Bi-Weekly + $2,500 Annual Bonus + Stock Options): $2,436
Gender Identity: Cisgender Woman
Monthly Expenses Monthly Housing Costs: $1,275 (junior one-bedroom) Student Loans: $370 (for grad school) 401(k): $683 (my employer matches 50% up to 6% of salary) Car And Renter’s Insurance: $127 Cable/Internet: $65 Orange Theory Membership: $109 Spotify/Netflix/Washington Post: $36 (I use a friend’s Hulu) Planned Parenthood Donation: $15 Savings: $300 (this is my minimum transferred per month) Day One 7 a.m. — I wake up feeling awful. I had a friend, K., visiting from DC this weekend and we drag ourselves out of bed to get her to the airport. Braless and hungover, I drop her at the airport and say goodbye. I head home but stop at McDonald’s for a greasy breakfast to make me feel better. I get home, take some Advil, eat said McDs in bed, and fall back asleep. $6.70 10 a.m. — I wake up feeling better, thankfully. I get up and put on this week’s […]