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Insurance agent’s money diary goes live

Posted On: Jul. 22, 2019 2:31 PM CST

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A 20-year-old insurance agent in Anchorage, Alaska, making $38,000 a year skips cable and a wi-fi connection in her apartment and her father pays her cellphone bill.

And, she’s hungry, on day two at least: “12 p.m. — I'm feeling empty — it's been too long without a proper meal. I drive to my friend's apartment again and fix up a bowl of instant cranberry oatmeal and then snack on my cheddar crisps. My hour break goes by too fast — back to work. I have to make my monthly sales quota!” 

Such are the nitty-gritty details revealed in Refinery29’s latest issue of “Money Diaries,” where the lifestyle and news website says it is “tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money.”

“We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar,” the site stated on the Saturday post.

Looking into the fiscal life of an insurance agent, the site revealed she pays $875 for rent per month, $200 for student loans, $300 for “other” loans and $179 for car insurance. Her Spotify music account costs $12, her gym membership $25 and yoga classes $99.

Her least expensive day after a week of Chinese takeout and shoe-buying? Sunday, watching Netflix over chips and salsa. McDonald’s for breakfast.