A Week In New Milford, CT, On A $31,000 Salary
Occupation: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist, Nanny, Psych Grad Student, Occasional Dog Walker
Industry: Health and Childcare
Age: 24
Location: New Milford, CT
Salary: $31,000
Paycheck Amount (2x/month for my therapist job, 1x/week for childcare): Varies, but averages $565 for my ABA position, $340 for my nanny job.
Gender: Woman

Monthly Expenses
Rent: $1,150
Loans: $0 (My parents gave me a personal interest-free student loan for grad school that they do not expect paid back until I am finished, but I do spend an average of $150 every six weeks on textbooks.)
Wi-Fi: $75
Electric: $160 average
Healthcare: $60 (my fiancé has a large medical debt and we live entirely off my income due to his illness)
Renter’s Insurance: $26.50
Savings: I try to deposit at least $20 a week, but also use a “Keep the Change” program in my app that transfers small amounts to my savings.
Cell Phone: $0 (Technically $60 a month, but I’m on family plan and my parents deduct it from an account I had in high school specifically so I would have savings to pay the bill with as an adult.)

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