Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.
Today: a yoga instructor who makes $26,0000 per year ($146,000 when combined with her partner) and spends some of her money this week on flowers.
Occupation: Yoga Instructor
Location: Atlanta, GA
My Salary: Approximately $26,000
My Partner’s Income: About $120,000
My Paycheck Amount (2x/month): About $900
My Partner’s Paycheck Amount (Weekly): Varies, but it’s usually around $2,500
Gender Identity: Woman
Mortgage & HOA: $1,650 (We own a townhome in the city. Our mortgage is $1,500, and HOA dues are $250.)
Car Payment: $600
Credit Card Debt Payment: $2,000
CrashPlan Computer Backups: $22 for two separate computers
iPhone For Life Program: $120 ($60 for each)
Co-Op Produce: $86.98 per week
5:40 a.m. — I’m big on making food at home, and after a holiday weekend of dining out every other meal, it’s nice to make my partner breakfast, sneak in a little nap, and then get up. I wake up and make myself a hot lemon water (detox, am I right?), and then am out the door.
9:30 a.m. — …read more