A Short History of My Non-Frugal Choices

Twice a week, I step up on my virtual soap box here at The New York Budget and talk about money, life, and NYC. Often times, I will talk about frugality and dole out

Turnkey Real Estate Investing: Flexibility

In the last Turnkey Real Estate post, I waited until the end to let you know that the numbers on my current house might not work out. Guess what? They didn’t. First of all,

Monthly Update – September, 2014

In this update: stocks take another hit, real estate hits a bump, my LendingClub.com monthly update, an interesting item I spent money on, a business idea, and a couple of New Orleans-inspired songs. Oh no!

Turnkey Real Estate Investing: Simple Math

I’m always “running the numbers”. I am always telling the turnkey company to let me run the numbers and I’ll get back to them whenever they send me a pro forma (remember from the last turnkey

NYC’s Low Cost of Living

New York City is SOOO expensive! I hear that constantly. Even other finance bloggers from other cities will approach me and ask “wow, how do you save money in a city like NYC?” Some

Turnkey Real Estate Investing: First Steps

The Turnkey Real Estate Investing series follows my journey through purchasing my second turnkey property, start to finish – the good, the bad, the ugly. I hope to give clarity to the overall process

Don’t Do Anything – Paul Rudd Teaches Investing

Note: The opening image for my last post told you to “Take Action”. Today, the image is telling you to do less! It’s not conflicting, it’s just about different parts of life! One of

Take Action Today (My Turnkey Real Estate Investing Story)

What’s that one thing that you want to do, but you’ve been putting off? For you, a reader of a personal finance blog, it may be money-based. Maybe you’ve been thinking about starting a

Forget Your Money Mistakes (But Only After Setting Up Good Habits)

A lot of my posts focus on setting up systems and habits that are frugal, while still leading to a fulfilling life. As readers of this and many other great personal finance blogs, you

Cheap Eats: Running Back Steamed Buns!

“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