A Week In Portland, OR, On A $51,450 Salary

Louetta R. Clark

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: a Social Media Coordinator who makes $51,450 per year and spends some of her money this week on an Alison Roman cookbook.

Occupation: Social Media Coordinator
Industry: Fitness
Age: 25
Location: Portland, Oregon
Salary: $51,450
Net Worth: $61,450
Debt: $5,811.57
Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,459.48
Pronouns: She/Her

Monthly Expenses
Rent: $653.52 (My boyfriend and I rent a two-bedroom, two-bathroom house. We split rent in proportion to our incomes (I pay 35%, he pays 65%). However, he is on my health insurance, so that gets subtracted from the total amount I would pay for rent.)
Student Loans: $200
Car: $200 (My boyfriend bought a used SmartCar in cash for me. I pay

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