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A Week In Philadelphia On A $57,200 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.)

    This week, a woman in Philadelphia with a husband in grad school, going on a rare shopping spree at Costco.

    Age: 27
    Industry: Higher education
    Roommates: 1, husband
    Salary: $50,000 per year, plus about $600/month from my husband’s weekend job
    Paycheck, 1x month (after health insurance for 2 people, 401(k), and discounted subway pass): $2,782.42

    Monthly Expenses
    Mortgage: $1,014
    Netflix: $7.99
    Student Loans: $178
    Utilities: ~$150
    Cell phones: $100

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