A Week In Dallas, TX On A $35,000 Salary
Occupation: Graduate Student
Industry: Biomedical Sciences
Age: 22
Location: Dallas, TX
Salary: $35,000
Net Worth: $138,500ish, according to Mint. I personally don’t have any assets, but I have a decent amount in my checking and savings, and then two investment accounts, one of which I’m no longer adding to and a Roth IRA that I’m now making max contributions to.
Debt: $0
Paycheck Amount (1x/month): $2,621 (stipend after taxes)
Pronouns: She/her

Monthly Expenses
Rent: $1,850 (My parents bought a two-bedroom condo when I started grad school, so I pay them “rent” to go towards the mortgage, HOA, which includes water, and electricity)
Loans: $0
Internet: $60
Medications: $7
Amazon Prime Student: $59 (yearly)
Savings: $200 (Sometimes I’ll move more, but always at least $200)
Phone: $0 (still with my parents)
Insurance: $0 (Mom takes care of our health insurance and I’m on their car insurance still)
Streaming: $0 (Netflix from my parents, Disney+ from my boyfriend’s parents)

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