Excuses

10 Excuses For Not Taking Care of Your Finances (And Why You Need to Get Over Them)


You don’t make excuses. Your the type of person that reads personal finance blogs. You get it. You understand your priorities and the value of your financial habits. However, you also probably know people that aren’t…

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Money Guide

The Money Guide (2014 in Review)


When I started this blog, I had a good idea of what I wanted to build. I wanted to create an archive of content that, when put all together, created a plan to live well…

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Track Your Year with FollowUpThen.com

Track Your Goals with FollowUpThen.com


Happy December everyone. Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it. This will be my last post of the year. I will be traveling to visit family, so I am taking a very brief break from…

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What Early Retirement Looks Like

What Early Retirement Will Look Like


As I remain focused on my goal to save money, invest it safely, and “retire” early. I often come across people who have unwavering opinions about the whole financial independence and early retirement mindset. I…

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Lucky

I Am Extremely Lucky


Every year, as we approach Thanksgiving, I try to do the typical mind exercise. I try to figure out what I am thankful for and practice humility a bit. This year, in particular, I am struck…

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Why Are You Saving?


We can talk about all the tips and tricks for saving money in the world, but if you don’t know why you are saving, you won’t stay motivated. Sure, you may do the easy stuff…

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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 instructions…

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Favor

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). Soon,…

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Companies Cheat

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. What…

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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 thrive…

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