I Asked ChatGPT To Write a Money Diary: $62,000 a Year in Augusta, Georgia

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4 min readNov 3, 2023
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We’re back for another installment of my new favorite thing to do with GPT-4. This time, I asked ChatGPT to write a Money Diary for a diarist from Augusta, Georgia. I also asked ChatGPT to be specific about local restaurants and activities. Here we go!

Location: Augusta, GA

Occupation: Data Analyst

Salary: $62,000/year

Paycheck (2x/month): $1,900 after taxes and benefits

Rent: $1,200 for a one-bedroom apartment downtown

I don’t think we’ve had a data analyst yet. It seems like every AI diarist has lived either downtown or on the beach so far.

DAY 1: Sunday

Morning: Woke up around 9am. Made coffee at home and grabbed the book I started last week, “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. Got lost in it for an hour.

Lunch: Went out to The Bee’s Knees with my roommate, Sarah. Ordered the tempeh stir-fry and a local IPA. The atmosphere is always so chill and we spent some time chatting about Sarah’s disastrous date the night before.


Afternoon: Walked along the Augusta Canal, always calming. Later, went grocery shopping at Fresh Market. I might’ve gone a little overboard…



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