How a 27-year-old College Park, Md.-based marketing manager for a publishing company spends

  • SALARY: I make $50,000 per year as a marketing manager for a publishing company. 
  • SAVINGS: I have $3,000 in my savings account.
  • MONTHLY EXPENSES: I pay $800 per month in rent and $100 per month in utilities. I pay for healthcare and contribute to my retirement account monthly. I don’t pay for any subscription services. 
  • DEBT: I am in debt. I am working to pay it off. I pay $180 per month on my student loans. 
  • INVESTING: I have not started investing yet.
  • SPENDING VICTORY: The best thing I ever spent money on was the Disney Princess Half Marathon race and a weekend in Orlando.
  • SPENDING REGRET: My regret is trying out living in D.C. proper. 
  • SIDE HUSTLE: I make $50 each week working as a fitness instructor. 
  • IF I WON THE LOTTERY: If I won the lottery, I would buy a house. 
  • GOALS: I want to save more money and to find cheaper rental options.