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 25-year-old senior journalist from Sydney, NSW.
Job: Senior Journalist
Housing: Renting a room in shared apartment.
Regular expenses (monthly):
Personal Trainer: $270
Utilities: Roughly $180 on electricity quarterly
Health insurance: $35
Debt: $30,000 HECS Debt
MM Confessions: The fashion items we’ve blown too much money on. Post continues after video.
Monday – Day One
I get up at 5am, catch a bus to the gym ($3.58) and kick start my week before catching a train to the office ($1.79). There, I grab myself a large almond iced latte ($4.50) to have at my desk, along with my pre-packed breakfast of oats and some fruit. Lunch is a salad brought from home – I like to save my bought lunches for later in the week. My route home is the same ($5.37). There, I’ve already got dinner prepared from my weekend’s meal prep, so I don’t have to run to the supermarket.