ChatCPT Money Diary: A Week In Gilbert, AZ, On A $60,000 Salary

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5 min readOct 25, 2023
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I’ve been working on getting Chat GPT to write money diaries in the style of Refinery29, with interesting results. This week, we travel to Gilbert, Arizona, to meet a marketing coordinator who makes $60,000 per year and spends some of her money on . . . a pancake flight.

Money Diary: A Week In Gilbert, AZ, On A $60,000 Salary

Occupation: Marketing Coordinator | Age: 29 | Location: Gilbert, AZ | Salary: $60,000 | Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,800

Day 1: Sunday


Woke up around 8:00 am and grabbed a coffee from Bergies Coffee Roast House. Their dark roast is the best way to start a day. ($5)

Went for a morning walk around Freestone Park with my dog, Benny.

Got back home and cooked some avocado toast with scrambled eggs.


Drove to SanTan Village for some retail therapy. Bought a new summer dress and a pair of earrings from H&M. ($45)

Grabbed lunch from Zinburger. Opted for the Zinburger with sweet potato fries. ($18)


Watched “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime. I’m on season 3 and am absolutely hooked.