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The Best of Money Diaries

Money Diaries is a Refinery29 series that chronicles how people spend their money over the course of seven days. Creating a microcosm of the financial world, the diaries chosen below represent the vast diversity of humanity, from a millionaire housewife in California to a horse rancher in Montana to a steward living on a yacht on the Atlantic Ocean. These diaries pair voyeurism and transparency to show the differences — and similarities — that exist across our modern financial landscape.

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    A Week In Montana On A $28,000 Salary

    A Week In Montana On A $28,000 Salary

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    Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Today: a horse rancher who makes $28,000 per year and spends …

    I'm 34, I'm On Disability & I Live In A Trailer

    I'm 34, I'm On Disability & I Live In A Trailer

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    Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Ever had a vacation rental experience from hell? If you stayed in …

    I'm 24, I'm Unemployed & I'm Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

    I'm 24, I'm Unemployed & I'm Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

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    Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We're asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Today: a Pacific Crest Trail hiker who is currently unemployed and spends some of her …

    I'm 24, I Make $46,000 & I Am The Sole Breadwinner

    I'm 24, I Make $46,000 & I Am The Sole Breadwinner

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    Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We're asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Today: a special education teacher who makes $46,000 per year and spends some of her …

    I'm 28, Make $72,000 A Year & I Don't Have To Pay Taxes

    I'm 28, Make $72,000 A Year & I Don't Have To Pay Taxes

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    Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If …

    I'm 25, I Make $60,000 & I'm A Naval Officer Stationed In Japan

    I'm 25, I Make $60,000 & I'm A Naval Officer Stationed In Japan

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    Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We're asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Today: a naval officer who makes $60,000 per year and spends some of her money this …

    I'm 33, Make $17,000 A Year & I Have A Trust Fund

    I'm 33, Make $17,000 A Year & I Have A Trust Fund

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    Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We're asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Do your regularly consume marijuana? Do you factor your cannabis purchases into your …

    I'm 41, I Have A Joint Income Of $7,050 A Week & I'm A Showrunner

    I'm 41, I Have A Joint Income Of $7,050 A Week & I'm A Showrunner

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    Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We're asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Today: a showrunner who makes a joint $7,050 a week and spends some of her money this …

    I'm 24, I Make $46,140 & I Have Multiple Long Term Partners

    I'm 24, I Make $46,140 & I Have Multiple Long Term Partners

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    Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We're asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Has someone you dated ever been less-than-honest about their finances? Was it a deal …

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