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Money Diaries

8 EpisodesProduced by Refinery29Website

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 boyfri… read more

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

March 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 …

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

March 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 …

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

March 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 the bills.

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

March 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-cheese nights. …

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

February 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, Girls …

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

February 18th, 2019


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. …

I make $90,000 — & my dates still won’t let me pay the check

February 11th, 2019


Do you do the “wallet reach”? Do you always go dutch? Do you find that splitting the check is a sign that a second date is off the table? Hosts Lindsey Stanberry and Paco De Leon talk through one single woman’s …

Welcome to the Money Diaries Podcast!

February 1st, 2019


Three years ago, Refinery29 published the first money diary. One diary led to another, and here we are three years later, with more than 1,000 diaries published, a book, and now, a podcast. Here’s what to …

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