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A Week In NYC On A $300,000 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, in honor of our Beauty Innovator Awards, a founder of a tech startup tracks her spending for a week.


    Industry: Tech
    Age: 38
    Location: NY
    Salary: $300K
    Paycheck Amount (2x a month): ~$6,000
    # of roommates: 4: my husband, two kids, and an au pair


    Monthly Expenses
    Rent: $4,500 total (for both my husband and me)
    Loan Payments: $1,000
    Utilities: $300
    Transportation: $500 (Car and subway pass)
    Phone Bill: $200
    Health Insurance: $300
    Savings: $3,000 (On a good month, give or take)

    *All meals, unless otherwise stated, were eaten at home from groceries.

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