Just curious, as an A&A, how much money do you actually save / invest vs. spend? I find it difficult to save up tbh. Does it get easier once you move up or your spending just catches up with your pay

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In a HCOL city, but find it fairly easy to save prior to considering bonus. Covid makes it easier (WFH, less eating out, etc.), but also helpful to have 401k drawn before paycheck hits. Can usually save a decent amount on top of that per month for savings, and bonus goes fully towards PA.

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All starts with your rent. It really adds up if you get yourself a nice apartment. Hard to do when friends and former colleagues move to lower COL cities and live in beautiful buildings in a 1BR for less than 2K a month

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Why is it hard for you to save up?

Mainly cost of living is high + I do a few trips throughout the year which cost money. After that my base is pretty much gone though I get to save up on bonus.

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