Communications Manager in Madison, WI — Money Diary

Occupation: Corporate communications manager
Industry: Communications
Age: 25
Location: Madison, WI
Salary: $92,500
Net Worth: $51,774.09 ($24,040.23 in an HYSA, $24,775.24 in retirement accounts split between a Roth IRA and 401(k), $2,958.62 in a checking account).
Debt: $0
Paycheck Amount (monthly): $5,482
Pronouns: She/her

Monthly Expenses
Rent: $900, for the smaller bedroom in a two-bedroom apartment shared between three people. My roommates share the larger bedroom. Total is $2,400/month.
Loan: $300 to my parents for their old car
401(k): $385.43 (pre-tax, from my paycheck)
Health Insurance: $691 (pre-tax, from my paycheck)
Wi-Fi: $23.30
Electricity: ~$10
Cell Phone: on my parents’ plan
Car Insurance: on my parents’ plan


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