Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For my family, it’s a chance to flex our home cooking muscles. But most importantly, I love that Thanksgiving is about taking time out of your hectic…

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The Groupon Trap


Groupon is great, right? It’s right up Mr. NYBudget’s alley. It saves you money while you experience things in the city. What a great deal! Nope. When Groupon, LivingSocial, and Scoutmob ¬†first arrived on the…

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Your Wallet Should Be Fat, Not Your Belly!


If you have ever looked into ways to save money, you’ve heard it before: Cook your own meals. But it bears repeating here because it is the MOST important habit you can change in New…

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Don’t Be a Stranger


Hey New Yorkers, My regularly scheduled Friday post is coming up, but for all current and future readers, I wanted to encourage you to give comments and ask questions – any questions! I love talking…

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How Much Money Will Make You Happy?


When were you happiest? Take a moment and think about it. Most people that I know say “college” or “in my twenties”. There are others who yearn for their childhood. Some of you well-adjusted readers…

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Save Money. Live Richly in NYC.


New York is amazing. I always hesitate to say it is the best city in the world because I haven’t lived in every city. Hell, I’ve only ever lived within the United States. But never…

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