What On Earth Are We Doing With Our Money?

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Welcome to our new money section! You may already know Refinery29’s Money Diaries… this is our own version of it! We’ve put together a few questions to understand what women are doing with their money. Let’s break the taboo and talk more about finances!

It’s short, snappy, fun and anonymous.

Country Manager - Sales, Marketing in Singapore. 32 years old. Married.

Financial goals:

Short term (1-5 years): New home/ business venture

Medium term (5-10 years): Business

Long term (10 years +): Pension pot yes.

Best buy ever: Couple of paintings / make me happy and may be worth something in the future

Worst buy ever: Stupid photoshoot photos at Uni of photos that I never look at (or want to) as they are awful! Took me 24 months to pay off!!

Things you spend the most money on: Food, clothes, travel

Salary / Income: £80,000 after tax

Net worth (what you own vs what you owe, or your assets minus your debts): £70,000

Any side hustles: No

Savings: £35,000 ISA, £25,000 savings. 50% saving from salary

Home: Not yet, want to buy in 5 years as a airbnb place

Debt: £8,000 student loan

Investing: ISA and Stashaway account (oops forgot to mention that earlier) £4000

Pension: Yes for last 10 years but just stopped as I’m now local in Singapore and not an expat anymore

Insurances: No

What is money for you? Way out of the rat race, opportunity to focus on what I want to do and help others

What is financial independence for you? Not having to go in for a meeting at 9am on a Monday

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