SALARY: I make $43,000 per year as a chapter coordinator living in Washington, D.C. I asked for a raise in June, and have followed up several times. I am supposed to get a raise in January (ed note: this diary was submitted back in December -- let us know if you got the raise!).
SAVINGS: I have $150 in my savings account right now.
MONTHLY EXPENSES: I pay $1,350 per month for rent and parking at my apartment building. I contribute to a 401(k) but I don't pay for my health insurance. My other monthly expenses include electric, Wifi, car insurance, credit card debt, and student loans.
DEBT: I have student loan and credit card debt. I try to pay $5 to $10 extra on every bill to try to get them down.
INVESTING: I contribute to my 401(k).
SPENDING VICTORY: The best thing I ever spent money on was food.
SPENDING REGRET: I once bought a moped and then realized I was afraid to ride it. I totally regret that.
CHARITY: The last charity I donated to was Renew Oregon.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY: I would pay my debt and move to Oregon.
GOALS: My main goals are to pay off debt and start saving.