Where It All Goes – Spending Diaries
• Pharma/biotech strategy consultant
26, female, engaged, Boston
Mortgage payment: $2,353.“Makes me wonder if my 600 square feet of prime Boston real estate is worth it."
Plane ticket, US Airways: $1,145.20.“Last-minute business trip to Philadelphia. I get reimbursed."
Caramel brûlée latte and plain bagel, Starbucks: $4.83
Credit card payment: $686.42
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association membership: $175. “This is a great networking group. My New Year’s resolution: Start going to the events."
Taxi to airport: $35
Four sweaters, three pairs of socks, and a hoodie, Gap in Philly airport: $128.99. “Had an hour to kill."
Taxi from airport: $35
E-invitations for upcoming wedding: $5
One slice sausage pizza, Boston House of Pizza: $2.02. “Newton Corner is not known for its culinary offerings, but BHOP has great sausage pizza."
Dinner, Lucky’s Lounge: $86.50. “Took friends out to dinner to celebrate their new condo."
Gym membership, Millennium Sports Club: $152. “Great gym. Never use it."
Cable Internet, RCN: $87.76
Pet food, CVS: $1.89
Dinner and hardware, CVS: $23.89. “Nachos supplies and home supplies."
Coffee and breakfast, Starbucks: $9.83
Zipcar: $85.11. “My fiancé and I share an account—he uses it to get to and from National Guard drills."
Rewards membership fee, Capital One: $39
Pet supplies, Petco: $325. “Yes, we really spent over $300 on a cat."