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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? Why do commenters hate it when diarists let boyfriends pay for the check? In the podcast, we set out to answer those questions. Every episode, a diarist calls in with a money dilemma, question, or awkward situation, and our hosts help them figure it out all – without freaking out about their finances.

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    • 4.6 • 176 Ratings

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? Why do commenters hate it when diarists let boyfriends pay for the check? In the podcast, we set out to answer those questions. Every episode, a diarist calls in with a money dilemma, question, or awkward situation, and our hosts help them figure it out all – without freaking out about their finances.

    My husband & I make $210,000 a year — & it’s the first time we truly feel comfortable

    My husband & I make $210,000 a year — & it’s the first time we truly feel comfortable

    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 why do some of those answers come so much more easily to her friends?

    Co-Hosts: Lindsey Stanberry, @lestanberry and Paco de Leon, @thehellyeahgroup



     
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    • 19 min
    My partner & I make $165,000—& we saved $65,000 to buy a house

    My partner & I make $165,000—& we saved $65,000 to buy a house

    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 resulting financial realities.

    Co-Hosts: Lindsey Stanberry, @lestanberry and Paco de Leon, @thehellyeahgroup



     
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    • 20 min
    I have $90,000 in student loans — & I’m struggling to pay it all back

    I have $90,000 in student loans — & I’m struggling to pay it all back

    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 the bills.

    Co-Hosts: Lindsey Stanberry, @lestanberry and Paco de Leon, @thehellyeahgroup


     
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    • 21 min
    My husband and I make $280,000 a year — & I’m stressed out about starting a family

    My husband and I make $280,000 a year — & I’m stressed out about starting a family

    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-cheese nights. But she also knows that she wants a family. The only issue? She hasn’t started thinking about how much a baby will cost.
    Co-Hosts: Lindsey Stanberry, @lestanberry and Paco de Leon, @thehellyeahgroup


     
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    • 15 min
    I went from making $143,000 to $1500 a month

    I went from making $143,000 to $1500 a month

    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, Girls Night In, and ended up taking a major pay cut because of it, sometimes making enough to just cover rent. Here, she talks about how much people don’t tell you about being your own boss.

    Co-Hosts: Lindsey Stanberry, @lestanberry and Paco de Leon, @thehellyeahgroup
    Guest: Alisha Ramos (Girls Night In, @girlsnightinclub)


     
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    • 18 min
    I make $47,000 — & haven’t been on a vacation in 7 years

    I make $47,000 — & haven’t been on a vacation in 7 years

    A 32-year-old woman calls in with an interesting question: The last time she went on a real vacation was on her honeymoon — 7 years ago. Meanwhile, she sees her friends posting on Instagram every anniversary, with beach trips and tropical vacations, and she’s left wondering, Why can’t I do any of that?

    Co-Hosts: Lindsey Stanberry, @lestanberry and Paco de Leon, @thehellyeahgroup


     
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

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So helpful/interesting!

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