When it comes to finances, we may be getting slightly better at talking about things like investments, savings and salaries with our friends, but how many times has a pal shared the exact dollar value sitting in their bank account?
Our bet: Zero times.
But that is all about to change. Because the Mamamia Money Survey has opened up that can of worms in a big way.
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Yep, we asked women how much they have in their savings account right this very second, and they shared. Totally candid anonymous amounts, paired with a little intel on their income, debts and lifestyle so we can piece together a pretty complete picture of where they stand financially.
Here's what they had to say.
How much money do you have in savings?
A 33-year-old lawyer working in the resources industry earning $111,000 per year, currently has $90,000 sitting in her savings. She is living in a share house and tries to add $2,000 into her savings each month, but she's also paying off her remaining $14,000 of HECS/HELP debt.
A 20-year-old assistant working in the media industry earning $55,000 per year, currently has $8,222 sitting in her savings. She admits that she probably spends too much on nights out and should commit more to chipping away at her $73,657 of HECS/HELP debt.
A 33-year-old administrator working in the mining industry earning $82,000 per year, currently has $4,000 sitting in her savings. She puts $200 a month into savings and invested $10,000 into stocks when she was just 20 years old.
A 29-year-old tax accountant working part-time in the accounting industry earning $36,700 per year, currently has $60,000 sitting in her savings. Her biggest splurge to date has been $46,000 on a new car.
A 38-year-old manager working in the education industry earning $170,000 per year, currently has $150,000 sitting in her savings. She usually puts about $4,000 into savings each month, has no debt and her biggest purchase was her wedding dress for $1,500.
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