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A Girl Wrote That She Lives On $25 An Hour And Is Being Dragged To Hell For It


If you've heard anything about New York City, it's probably something about how expensive it is to live there. Rent is high, everything costs a lot of money, and most of the funnest things to do are for the rich. A lot of people are struggling, so it makes sense that a publication would think that a series on how people get by in the city would be compelling. But they have sure picked some weird stories to feature.

Refinery29 has been running "Money Diaries," a column in which people share their spending habits over the course of a week, candidly admitting where they get their money from. The most recent addition to the series is a young intern. NYC has a lot of interns, so that's not a bad subject. Unfortunately, this intern seems to be having a pretty unusual experience.

The 21-year-old writes that she makes $747.50 a week, plus $100-120 every other week from babysitting. Not unreasonable to live on in New York, but not easy. She's got some backup though: Her parents give her $800 a month as an allowance, and her grandfather also sends her $300 a month. Oh, and her parents pay her rent, which is $2000. What the hell is she spending her earnings on, exactly?