Mamamia’s What My Salary Gets Me asks Australians to record a week in their financial lives. Kind of like a sex diary but with money. So not like a sex diary at all. We still find out the best-kept secrets though. We discover what women are really spending their hard-earned cash on. Nothing is too outrageous or too sacred. This week, a 35-year-old on $65,000 a year, shares her money diary.
Salary: $65K + super
Housing: Mortgage, living with husband and mum
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Opal card: $75
Car Loan: $1100
Tuesday – Day One
I usually work from home but one day a week I go into the office, and because you know… COVID, I drive in now. Parking costs $20 per day and the bus costs $7 return. But one takes me one hour to get into work and the other takes me 15 minutes. Plus, I pay for parking with a business card… so technically it works out the same, right?
The girls and I went out for lunch and an eggplant parmi set me back $22. The whole time I was digging around for the chicken, clearly I can’t read.
Daily total: $42, but technically $22.
Wednesday – Day Two
Working from home means all meals are already paid for… WOOHOO!
$7.26 came out of my account for Instagram ads I placed for my husband's business.
Daily total: $7.26