Personal Finance of the Future

How to Be Frugal in the Year 2025


Exciting news! WordPress just came out with a new feature: Time Writing©®™. That’s right, this is Mr. NYBudget and I am posting this from the year 2025! I wanted to check in and see how…

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Things to Do in NYC in the Summer

Things to Do This Summer in NYC


It’s finally here: summer! I love summer in New York. Yes, it can get hot and muggy and yes, I tend to overheat more than the average person, but it beats the freezing cold and…

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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 buddy…

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Top 10 Experiential Gifts

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 wait…

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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 to…

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Spend Less on Basic Needs

How to Spend Less without Giving Up Your Entertainment Fund


The New York Budget is all about spending less while still living well. I don’t cut out the things that truly make me happy and I spend money – I just spend on my priorities….

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Cheap Events: Summer Concert Picnics


This is only the second post in my Cheap Events series. In the Winter, I like going to NYU basketball games. In the Summer, outdoor concerts are a great option. I imagine that cities across…

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Walking New York: The Staten Island Greenbelt


“Walking New York” is my post-series on sights that you can enjoy in New York for cheap of free, just by walking. There is so much to see and do in this massive and culturally…

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What I’m Listening To: The Good Life


Ah, the good life. Since the great recession, the markets have gone up, the economy has bounced back, and the future looks a little rosier than it did in 2009. Of course, as good personal…

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Parameters for a Better Life


Many artists that I have spoken to say that their best work comes when limitations are set on them. They are only allowed to use a certain medium or only allowed to draw still life….

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