Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: an ICU nurse who makes $80,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on washi tape.

Trigger Warning: This Money Diary deals with death and mentions ICU-level nursing care.

Occupation: ICU Nurse

Industry: Healthcare

Age: 29

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Salary: $80,000

Net Worth: $174,950 ($5,000, in a checking account + $49,000, in a savings account since high school + $16,707, in stocks + $15,500, in Citi HYSA – they had a $500 incentive if you kept a $15,000 balance for three months + $1,000, in a Betterment HYSA + $64,078, in a 457b + $5,095, in my pension + $18,570, in a Betterment Roth IRA)

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