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A Week In Nashville On A $32,000 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 young journalist in Nashville going to the Cheesecake Factory after yoga.


    Industry: arts and entertainment journalism
    Age: 22
    Location: Nashville, TN
    Paycheck Amount (every two weeks): $872, after taxes
    # of Roommates: 1

    Monthly Expenses
    Rent: $592.50
    Loan Payments: $0. My parents are the absolute best and took on paying for my college to give me a clean financial slate once I hit the real world.
    Utilities: $0. Parents pay the cable/Wi-Fi, roommate pays electricity, and our apartment complex takes care of water and gas.
    Transportation: $0. Maybe I’m not a real adult yet, as my parents also help me out with gas money.
    Phone Bill: $0 (parents’ plan)
    Health Insurance: $0 for medical (parents’ plan), $3.69 for dental, and $2.45 for vision twice a month
    401k Plan: $21.71


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