The Money Diaries: The 20-something with two jobs who’s still living paycheck-to-paycheck

Today is another post in the Money Diaries series, which is based off New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries. We’ve collected stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days, anonymized them, and posted them here. This week’s post is by a 20-something working two jobs but still living paycheck-to-paycheck. Only a few days after being ...

The Money Diaries: The 20-something ex-pat taking on the expense of her own apartment

Today is another post in the Money Diaries series, which is based off New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries. We’ve collected stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days, anonymized them, and posted them here. * * * Today's post is by a 28-year-old woman who lives with her boyfriend in the Netherlands. She has $35k in student loans ...

The Freelance Diaries: The laid-off marketing consultant whose income has skyrocketed

We're in the final week of a 3-week course on earning more money (see all posts on earning more money). Today, a Freelance Diaries by a former technology employee in San Francisco who was laid off a year ago, and is now a full-time freelance marketing consultant. Below, you'll notice: Her work/life balance is blurred: She works out every ...

The Freelance Diaries: The Caffeinated Project Manager

As part of the series on earning more money, today's Money Diaries -- actually, today's Freelance Diaries -- is from a project manager who left his fulltime job to work as a freelancer. Below, you'll notice: He now makes 3 times what he made at his fulltime job -- but he still nets less overall His tactics for managing his ...

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The Money Diaries: The 27-year-old product designer who tracks her finances a little TOO closely

Today is another post in the Money Diaries series, which is based off New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries. We’ve collected stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days, anonymized them, and posted them here. Today's post is by a 27-year-old woman who lives in San Francisco without a car, and commutes by train to work. ...

The Money Diaries: The 25-year-old single mom who writes bad checks

Today is another post in the Money Diaries series, which is based off New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries. We’ve collected stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days, anonymized them, and posted them here. Today's entry is by a 25-year-old single mother. This woman's spending is definitely troubling -- she spends 8% of her take-home ...