This Monthly Spending Breakdown Of A 25-Year-Old Who Makes $100,000 A Year Is Pissing People Off


CNBC seems like a reputable enough site. I don’t doubt they have a roster of employees who made it through college without cheating and a few of them probably even have those round tortoise shell glasses that automatically increases one’s IQ by 50 points. But what CNBC has posted today is unforgivable.

CNBC’s vertical “Make It” profiled Trevor Klee, a 25-year-old entrepreneur who makes $100,000 a year tutoring people for the GMAT, GRE and LSAT.

They posted the dude’s breakdown of monthly spending and I’m appalled that CNBC would allow itself to be lied to like this.


Klee lived with three other roommates which is how he affords to live in affluent Cambridge. He splits the monthly $120 house cleaning bill with them.

Although Klee has some valid explantations for his monthly spending breakdown, the internet had a field day dissecting it, and I was quite entertained.

As CNBC points out, between Klee’s brokerage account, money market account and Roth IRA, Klee has around $43,000 put away. He estimates that about $20,000 of that is liquid.

Now those $615 in donations is starting to seem a bit stingy.


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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.