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Money Diaries



In Refinery29’s Money Diaries, we ask women to share their salary, their take home pay, and their monthly expenses. The series always brings up more questions than answers: Why is she putting so much into retirement? Why can’t she afford a vacation? ...Show More


19:11 | Mar 25th, 2019

What happens when you actually start earning good money? One woman has reached that point in her life — and isn’t quite sure where to go next. Should she invest? Should she put more in retirement? And...Show More

20:12 | Mar 18th, 2019

The world tells you that life should happen a certain way: Marriage, a house, and a family. Today’s diarist is faced with two of those steps, saving for a wedding and a house, and is dealing with the ...Show More
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21:29 | Mar 11th, 2019

How do you even start to pay off your student loans when you barely make enough money to scrape by? Today’s diarist has some tough decisions to make, with $90,000 in loans and a job that barely pays ...Show More

15:52 | Mar 4th, 2019

Today’s anonymous diarist has worked really hard for her money — she and her husband both. At this point, they live a pretty good life, with $300 monthly wine subscriptions and constant wine-and-chees...Show More

18:46 | Feb 25th, 2019

Alisha Ramos had it all — a cushy, six-figure tech job, a great work/life balance, the time and money to spend at the hottest restaurants in the city. But she left all that to start her own business, ...Show More
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