How a 24-year-old New York-based woman working in entertainment PR spends:

  • SALARY: I make $36,000 per year working in entertainment press relations in New York. I have never asked for a raise.  
  • SAVINGS: I have about $17,000 in my savings account right now. 
  • MONTHLY EXPENSES: I spend $1,350 per month on rent. I do not contribute to a 401(k), and I'm still on my parents' healthcare plan. I pay $50 for utilities each month and $4 per month for a New York Times subscription. 
  • DEBT: I am not in debt. 
  • INVESTING: I have not yet started investing. 
  • SPENDING VICTORY: The best things I have spent money on were show tickets.
  • SPENDING REGRET: I regret spending money on clothes I don't wear. 
  • CHARITY: The last charity I donated to was Terp Thon.
  • IF I WON THE LOTTERY: I would pay for a vacation for my parents. 
  • GOALS: I want to be able to have an apartment in the city and to send the kids I eventually have to college. 

- She Spends / Issue #43