I Am Extremely Lucky

Every year, as we approach Thanksgiving, I try to do the typical mind exercise. I try to figure out what I am thankful for and practice humility a bit. This year, in particular, I am

Turnkey Real Estate Investing: Paperwork & Appraisal

I am a bit behind on my turnkey updates! I apologize and promise to catch you up on everything that has been happening and continue to take you through the process. First, I want

Our Priorities Have Been Pre-Programmed

Here at The New York Budget, I talk a lot about priorities. The best way to avoid wasteful spending, is to first decide WHAT wasteful spending means to you. If you value something, then

Cheap Eats: The Famous NYC Burger Chain

“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 – October, 2014

In this update: stocks dip, and then rebound, real estate worrisome, but continues along, my LendingClub.com monthly update, an interesting item I spent money on, a business idea, and some good tunes for the Fall. It

Happy 1st Birthday to The New York Budget!

We’ve made it. On the day I publish this post, it’s been one full year since the first post on this blog. I could say something like “when I started, I never thought I

Gamifying Investing with Kapitall.com

Years ago, I moved into my first Manhattan apartment. Before that, I was in Queens and I was THRILLED to make the move into the center of the action. I moved in with a

Top 10 Experiential Gifts

It’s November. That means my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving) is coming up and the days are getting even colder. It also means that it’s time to start thinking about the gift-giving season. Now most people

Why Are You Saving?

We can talk about all the tips and tricks for saving money in the world, but if you don’t know why you are saving, you won’t stay motivated. Sure, you may do the easy

Turnkey Real Estate Investing: Planting Seeds

In a recent turnkey post, Aldo from Million Dollar Ninja commented and correctly pointed out, regarding my new investment property that “8.5% return on investment while also building equity is pretty good. The good