Making Any Amount of Charitable Giving Go Further


Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Due to various scheduling hurdles, my family is going to celebrate Christmas tomorrow (the 28th). I am…

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Cheap Eats: The Joy of Chinatown 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…

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Automatic Savings: Trimming Your Monthly Bills and The Monthly Saving Calculator


This week, I got excited about a project for The New York Budget that I have been working on. That’s why I am posting two days early (don’t worry – this is a bonus post…

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Don’t Take Cabs. You’re Better Than That!


I’ve already told you the most important way to save money in New York City. Now for the easiest way. Never. Take. Cabs. You are out late at night. You’re tired and you just want…

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Walking New York: Free Exercise and Entertainment All Year Long


Every time my parents visit me in New York, we find ourselves walking. We are just trying to get from point A to point B and like so many New Yorkers, I take these “short”…

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