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A Week In Los Angeles On A $61,800 Salary

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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 millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. (Thanks, New York mag, for the inspiration.)


    Today, a woman working in entertainment figuring out how to get all the freebies.

    Industry:
    Entertainment/PR
    Age: 24
    Location: Los Angeles
    Salary: $61,800
    Paycheck Amount (Every Two Weeks): $1,585.47 (after taxes, pre-tax health insurance, and 401(k) contributions)
    # of roommates: 1

    Monthly Expenses
    Rent: $1,050
    Utilities, including internet: ~$50
    Student loans: $936.41 ($600 goes to my mother each month for the loans she took out in her name for my education. The rest is in my name. I cannot stress this enough: Please take the time to educate yourself on what exactly you are getting yourself into financially before you go to college.)
    Car loan: $237.84
    Car insurance: $153.58
    Phone bill: $0. My parents still generously pay for me on their family plan.
    Yoga membership: $125
    Weight Watchers: $8.05 (My employer subsidizes Weight Watchers specifically as one of its perks).

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