A Week In Austin, TX, On A $38,000 Salary

Photo: Courtesy of M&M's.
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.
This week: a customer service representative who makes $38,000 per year and spends some of it on Peanut M&Ms.
Occupation: Customer Service
Industry: Fashion
Age: 29
Location: Austin, TX
Salary: $38,000
Paycheck (Every other week): $1,010, plus $300 a month from my side gig
Monthly Expenses
Housing: $1,130 split evenly with my roommate
Student Loans: $250
Credit Card: $60 to an old card I'm paying off
All Other Monthly Expenses:
Phone Bill: $160 (split evenly with my roommate)
Internet: $50 (split evenly with my roommate)
Electricity: $100 (split evenly with my roommate)
Hulu & Netflix: $18
Amazon Prime: $10 (I don't know why I don't get the annual subscription!)
Savings: $100

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