$100 State by State

What’s $100 Worth in New York vs Mississippi?


It’s Thursday. You deserve a fun graphic. The people over at TaxFoundation.org helped me out by creating this map showing the purchasing power of $100 is state by state. Basically, take $100 to Mississippi, and…

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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 Supplies

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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Cheap Eats - Chicken and Rice

Cheap Eats: Standard Chicken and Rice Hits the Spot


“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 and…

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Never Own A Car: The NYC Competitive Advantage


Living in NYC can be expensive if you let it. Food can be expensive. Housing can be expensive. Entertainment can be expensive. So, as people in the city, it’s even more important that we are…

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Cheap Eats - Falafel

Cheap Eats: West Village Falafel


“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 and…

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5 Ways to Earn More in NYC


Recently, I shared 5 of my most powerful ways to spend less in NYC. However, that’s only half of the equation. In terms of building wealth, the saying says that you have to “spend less…

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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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5 Ways to Spend Less in NYC


I’ve written a lot of posts about how to spend less and save more in New York as well as why you should save money. But what are the MOST effective ways to save? What can you do as…

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Cheap Eats: Steamed Buns, Anyone?


“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 and…

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