What’s $100 Worth in New York vs Mississippi?

It’s Thursday. You deserve a fun graphic. The people over at TaxFoundation.org helped me out by creating this map showing the purchasing power of $100 is state by state. Basically, take $100 to Mississippi,

Cheap Eats: Food Trucks vs. Food Carts

“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

Thursday Favor

First of all, I wanted to thank all of you for reading this blog. I absolutely appreciate you deciding to take time out of your day to read my posts (some better than others).

Monthly Update – July, 2014

In this update: stock market performance, real estate, my LendingClub.com monthly update, an interesting item I spent money on, a business idea, and a song or two I’ve been listening to recently. Month 2 of

Give Yourself A Raise

About a week ago, my boss came to me to chat. The first thing she said was, “don’t worry, it’s a good thing. It’s about your annual salary increase”. Sweet! I am always thrilled

Ask The Readers: When A Company Cheats You

Most of us have had it happen.  More often than not, it’s a cable company, Internet company or cell phone company. There is something wrong with your bill, an erroneous charge of some sort.

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