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?