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Where the money goes

Hannah Kirby Quincy High Lisa YangNorth Quincy High Michael AlibrandiNorth Quincy High
Teacher Business management FBI agent
Annual gross income $33,000 $53,000 $49,500
Net monthly income $1,984 $3,182 $2,970
Student loan payment $155 a monthon $31,000 loan $115 a monthon $23,000 loan $135 a monthon $27,000 loan
Groceries $140 a month $140 a month $180 a month
Rent $600 $525 $600
Dining out $100 $100 $150
Cellphone $60 $39.99 $60
Furniture $130 monthly payment $115 monthly payment $88 monthly payment
Retirement $190 $318 $250
Public transportation $149 $150
Clothing $50 $100 $125
Auto loan $158 $397
Continuing ed. course $100
Health insurance $95 $30 $30
Cable $35 $30 $30
Auto insurance $80 $134
Gas $150
Vet bill $90 nonrecurring

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