Welcome to Money Diaries, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.
Today: a Finance Director who has a joint income of $305,000 and spends some of her money this week on baby clothes.
Location: Atlanta, GA
My Salary: $110,000 + 10% cash bonus + 10% equity bonus
Husband’s Salary: $195,000 + 30% Bonus
My Paycheck Amount (biweekly): $2,950
Husband’s Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $4,900
Additional Income: $1,900/month from our rental unit over our garageMonthly Expenses
Mortgage (includes taxes and insurance): $3,950
Au Pair Stipend: $200/week
401(k): 8% of both our paychecks (~$550,000 total in both accounts)
Investments: $2,500-$3,500 (~$150,000 total between multiple accounts)
Savings: ~$190K in cash currently (no set amount, we add whatever is extra from the month)
Netflix and Disney+: $20
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