My One-Minute Frugal Rap Video

I’ve mentioned before that many personal finance bloggers often fall into one of two camps. Some tell you it’s crucial to spend less money. Some scoff at frugality and are all about finding ways

Cheap Eats: REALLY Cheap Noodles with Peanut Sauce

“Cheap Eats” is my post-series on cheap restaurants and prepared food options in New York. I recommend cooking your own food most of the time, but every once in a while it is nice to indulge

Lifestyle Deflation: Strive For Financial Discomfort

Huh? Aren’t we trying to achieve the exact opposite? Aren’t we trying to be good with our money so that it isn’t the cause of stress in our life? So that we we can

Luxury Service: Google Shopping Express

When I first heard about Google’s new delivery service in NYC, I was skeptical. There is always such a premium placed on these types of delivery services and I am MORE than capable of

How to Spend Less without Giving Up Your Entertainment Fund

The New York Budget is all about spending less while still living well. I don’t cut out the things that truly make me happy and I spend money – I just spend on my

Cheap Eats: Soup Dumplings!

“Cheap Eats” is my post-series on cheap restaurants and prepared food options in New York. I recommend cooking your own food most of the time, but every once in a while it is nice to indulge

Monthly Update – June, 2014

In this update: investment performance, my real estate investing numbers revealed, my LendingClub.com monthly update, one interesting item I spent money on and a song or two I’ve been listening to recently.   So,

Cheap Events: Summer Concert Picnics

This is only the second post in my Cheap Events series. In the Winter, I like going to NYU basketball games. In the Summer, outdoor concerts are a great option. I imagine that cities

Dabbling in Peer-to-Peer Lending with Lending Club

When it comes to my investment strategy, I have always been conservative and have always had a one-track mind. Vanguard index funds were all that I needed. The simplicity, the results, and the low

Cheap Eats: Standard Chicken and Rice Hits the Spot

“Cheap Eats” is my post-series on cheap restaurants and prepared food options in New York. I recommend cooking your own food most of the time, but every once in a while it is nice to indulge