How a 30-year-old Bethesda-based legal marketer spends:

  • SALARY: I make $90,000 per year working in legal marketing in Washington, D.C. I have never asked for a raise. 

  • SAVINGS: I have $10,000 in my savings account right now. 

  • MONTHLY EXPENSES: I pay $1000 for my half of the rent. My boyfriend and I live together in Bethesda, which is close to D.C. I contribute to a 401(k) and pay for my own health insurance. I pay $550 per month for a personal trainer and $10 per month for Google music. 

  • DEBT: I am not in debt. 

  • INVESTING: I contribute to my 401(k) and invest outside of that via TD Ameritrade. 

  • SPENDING VICTORY:  The best thing I ever spent money on was my Saint Laurent bag. 

  • SPENDING REGRET: I regret spending on designer clothes that I don’t wear because they don’t fit my lifestyle.

  • CHARITY: The last charity I donated to was the ACLU.

  • IF I WON THE LOTTERY: I’d dump it into my brokerage account.

  • GOALS: I want to save $1.2 million for early retirement.