Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

A Week In New York On A $70,000 Salary

  1. Begin

    SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    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.)

    This week, an attorney drinking green juice every day, restocking her weed supply, and sharing a daily iced coffee with her husband.

    Industry: Law
    Age: 30
    Location: Astoria, Queens
    Salary: $70,000. My husband is also an attorney, but makes about 20k more than I do annually. He also pays A LOT more in law-school loans than I. We do not share finances — modern-day woman and all.
    Paycheck amount (every 2 weeks): $1,800 after tax & health insurance for myself & my husband ($150 bimonthly)
    Number of roommates: 1 husband & 2 cats

    Monthly Expenses
    Rent: $1,500 split evenly; I pay $750
    Utilities: $150, but husband pays
    Internet: $70, but husband pays
    Gym membership: $65
    Netflix: $7.99; husband pays
    Hulu Plus: $7.99; husband pays
    Phone bill: $100; still on my parents’ family plan, sue me
    School loans: $600
    Birchbox: $10
    MTA: $120
    Taxis/Ubers: $60
    Green juice delivery subscription with Chef V NYC: $125
    iCloud storage/commercial-free Pandora: $10
    Automated Capital One credit card payments: $100


    Begin Slideshow
  2. SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    0 of 8
  3. SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    1 of 8
  4. SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    2 of 8
  5. SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    3 of 8
  6. SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    4 of 8