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.
Today, we're looking at the spending habits of women who are 31-years-old in different cities in the U.S. The lives of adult women across the country look very different than they did a generation ago. Ahead, we look at the Money Diaries of five 31-year-old people across the country in a variety of circumstances — already a parent, actively dating, in a long-term job, juggling two part-time gigs, and more.
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The first step to getting your financial life in order is tracking what you spend — to try on your own, check out our guide to managing your money every day. For more money diaries, click here. Have questions about how to submit or our publishing process? Read our Money Diaries FAQ doc here: r29.co/mdfaqs