What On Earth Are We Doing With Our Money?

Money Stories Management Consultant

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.


Management consultant in London. 29 years old. Living with partner.

Financial goals:

Short term (1-5 years): Wedding

Medium term (5-10 years): Children

Long term (10 years +): Retirement

Best buy ever: First flat in east London £220,000

Worst buy ever: Cheap jewellery that fades

Things you spend the most money on: Mortgage, holiday, savings

Salary / Income: £76,000

Net worth (what you own vs what you owe, or your assets minus your debts): £150,000

Any side hustles: Rental income from flat

Savings: Stocks and shares ISA (£11,000) that I add to each month

Home: Yes £468,000

Debt: Mortgage (£330,000)

Investing: Work pension, ISA

Pension: Yes

Insurances: Work covers Illness and death and health but no mortgage cover

What is money for you? Source of independence

What is financial independence for you? Ability to change job if I want


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