A Week In Philadelphia On A $57,200 Salary

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