A Week In The Suburbs Of Boston, MA On A $132,000 Joint Salary
Occupation: Events Coordinator
Industry: Environmental Services
Age: 28
Location: Boston Suburbs, MA
Salary: $67,000
Husband (K.’s) Salary: $65,000
Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,840.31
K.’s Paycheck (1x/month): $2,700 + a commission check that varies each month
Gender: Woman

Monthly Expenses
Mortgage: $2,000 (It’s actually $1,864.67, but we pay $2,000 monthly and put the extra toward to principal)
Loans: $0 (K. and I were lucky to have parents/grandparents that paid for college and own our cars)
Life Insurance: $131.10
Electricity: $50-$120
Oil: $250/tank fill (they typically fill the tank every two and a half months over the winter)
Dental Insurance for K. and Me: $11.92 (taken out of my paycheck pre-tax)
Health Insurance for K. and Me: $231.33 (taken out of my paycheck pretax)
Vision Insurance: $3.68 (taken out of my paycheck pre-tax)
Internet: $94.95
Unlimited Barre Membership: $169
Pet Insurance: $54.92
Audible: $14.95
Disney +: $6.99
Hulu: $11.99
NY Times: $4
Patreon: $10
HSA: $43.48 (taken out of my paycheck pre-tax)
401(k): $170.67 (taken out of my paycheck pre-tax, current total is around $6,000)
IRA: I maximize my yearly contribution. Current total is $12,000.
Short-Term Savings Account: $50,000
Brokerage Account: Typically between $600-1,000 per month, current total is $25,000.

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