A Week In Philadelphia, PA, On $10/Hour
Welcome toMoney 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.
Last month, we looked at several Money Diaries from moms leading up to the beginning of the back-to-school season: One mother had older children who were increasingly independent; another mom was a graduate student on active duty in the military; and another diary featured a stay-at-home mom with twins starting preschool.
This week, we’re taking another look at scholastic Money Diaries — this time from college and graduate students. Today: a college student who works in retail and makes $10/hour. This week, she spends some of her money on Honey Nut Cheerios and printing services.
Occupation: College Student & Support Staff
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Paycheck (Weekly): $110 – $120
Housing: $0. I live with three roommates in a four-bedroom apartment on campus. My parents kindly pay the $1,100 rent.
Loan Payments: None. I am still in school.
All Other Monthly Expenses
Netflix: $0. I use my dad’s account.
Apple Storage: $0.99
Spotify: My brother and I share the account and he pays. Whenever I see …read more