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A Week In Seattle, WA, On A $103,000 Salary
Oct 20, 2021 | Yahoo Money
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Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar. Today: a marketing manager who makes $103,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on a Patagonia fanny pack.

Occupation: Marketing Manager Industry: Technology Age: 25 Location: Seattle, WA Salary: $103,000 Net Worth: ~$2.5 million (Savings: $30,000; personal investment portfolio that will go towards my mom’s retirement: $36,000; 401(k): $40,000; condo: ~$554,000; company stock: ~$2.3 million) Debt: I still have $434,841 left on my mortgage Paycheck Amount (2x/month for base salary and side job, 1x/quarter for bonuses): $2,700 from base salary (after taxes), $400 from side job Pronouns: She/her Monthly Expenses Mortgage: $2,400 (Homeowner’s association dues — including water, sewage, garbage, and gas — were pre-paid by seller as part of an agreement when the condo was purchased) WiFi: $65 Electricity: $30 Cell Phone: $0 (paid by work) Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance: $0 (paid by work) Homeowner’s/Car Insurance: $150 Netflix: $0 (my mom pays for family) Spotify Premium: $14.99 (I pay for family) Amazon Prime: $119 annually Gym: $55 (I coach CrossFit as a side gig and get a free membership from it, but I pay this amount for additional programming) Whoop: $17 Planned Parenthood Donation: $50

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