ChatGPT Money Diary: An Event Planner Who Makes $42,000 a Year in Montgomery, Alabama

Pop Culture Crime
4 min readDec 15, 2023
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Today, I asked ChatGPT to write a Money Diary for a writer in Montgomery, Alabama. Here’s what I got:

Refinery29 Money Diary: A Week in Montgomery, Alabama

Occupation: Event Planner
Age: 28
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Salary: $42,000/year
Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,350
Monthly Expenses:

Rent: $800 (one-bedroom apartment downtown)

Utilities: $120

Spotify: $9.99

Gym: $35

Netflix: $13.99

Groceries: ~$200

Dining out: ~$100

Okay, I don’t think we’ve had an event planner yet. I’m interested to see where this goes. Rent could be accurate, but I suspect it’s on the cheaper side.

Day One (Monday)

7:00 AM — Wake up, brew some dark roast coffee, and start the latest season of “The Crown” on Netflix.

8:00 AM — Breakfast at Café Louisa. Grab a cinnamon roll and chat with Sarah, an old college friend. — $7

12:00 PM — Lunch with a client, Rachel, at Central. We bond over their delicious shrimp and grits. She insists on paying.

6:30 PM — Home workout. Then dinner: leftover pasta with roasted vegetables.

8:00 PM — Continue “The Crown.”

Total: $7

They really like the name Sarah in these diarie. I love watching TV before work, but starting “The Crown” at 7 a.m. feels a little intense.

Day Two (Tuesday)

8:00 AM — Breakfast at home: avocado toast with chili flakes.

12:30 PM — Lunch with coworkers, Danny and Mia, at Chris’ Hot Dogs. We discuss weekend plans and laugh about old office memories. — $8

5:00 PM — Yoga class at Wishbone Studios with my friend Lara. I invest in a discounted package. — $70 for 10 classes.

7:00 PM — Dinner at home: grilled chicken, quinoa, and veggies.

9:00 PM — Watch an episode of “Stranger Things.”

Total: $78

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