Have you ever wanted to take a peek into someone else’s bank account?
I’ll be honest, I have.
I anonymously surveyed 12 people to find out exactly how much they earn and how much money is sitting in their savings accounts right now.
Here’s what they told me.
This millennial takes home a neat $54,000 a year working as a nanny. She’s saved a whopping $36,000 but she’s “always looking to save more”.
Civil Engineer, 30
This civil engineer pockets a salary of $180,000. She’s saved $35,000 and is on track to purchase her third house.
“I’d like to be able to save more but I’m pretty happy with where I am. But living in regional NSW helps to keep costs down.
Registered Nurse, 20
This millennial nurse is working straight out of uni. She’s on a salary of $60,000 and has saved $3,000, which she’s pretty chuffed about considering she only started working full time three months ago.
“I’ve been able to save a little and still live my life.”
Library Technician, 49
This library technician has $50 in savings to her name, but she does take home $60,000 a year from her library technician role.
She does have a savings plan, however – she deposits $400 into her husband’s account weekly so they can continue saving for a house deposit.
“What I don’t see, I don’t miss. Works well for us.”
Speech Pathologist, 29
This speech pathologist needs to teach us her ways! She earns $85,000 annually and has a mind-boggling $70,000 saved.
“I’ve saved my ass off… I’m very proud of my efforts and made sacrifices to get ahead.”
Stay at home mum, 31
For this SAHM, there’s no salary – she takes home $0 a year.
Despite her non-existent salary, she’s still managed to save a decent chunk of money, saving $7000.
“I love having a safety net, just in case.”
Watch: Here’s how to teach your kids the value of money.