Money Diaries

Money Diaries: Day 5

9:30 AM: Casual Carpool! We got to the stop kind of late but this dude drove up in an Escalade and took 5 of us at once! (Usually the max is 2 or 3) $1

10:00 AM: I planned to meet up with a friend for coffee outside my office so I used Order Ahead to put an order for a Mint Mojito at Philz. I rarely get coffee out so I splurged. Unfortunately we rescheduled to the afternoon but I had already put in my order. $5.50

11:00 AM: Got charged for Comcast today. Damn…just when I thought I could report another low spending day. $57.89

12:00 PM: Free lunch at work on Fridays! Enchiladas + chicken tacos. $0

2:30 PM: Meet up with friends for coffee at Philz. Instead of splurging again, I just get a regular coffee. We get hit up by some cofounders and end up evaluating their product…SO SF. $3.50

5:30 PM: Happy hour at my friend’s office! Gorge on tons and tons of free guac and chips and cookies. $0

7:00 PM: Head to the climbing gym in Oakland. Bart over from SF into Oakland. $3.45

9:00 PM: Boyfriend pays for car home. Phone crashes as I’m trying to call Lyft…seriously did not make up this excuse to get out of paying! $0

10:00 PM: Eat the leftovers from last night! Groceries from Monday still carrying us through. $0

Commute: $4.45
Bills + Utilities: $57.89
Restaurants: $9.00

Total: $71.34

Jing is currently a software engineer based in Oakland, CA. She left her job in New York, moved to San Francisco unemployed, and more than doubled her salary in 4 months.

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