Love Where You Live


I hate Times Square. Hate it. This is not a unique sentiment among New Yorkers. The majority of us agree that it is black hole for happiness, to be avoided at all costs. Here are…

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We Should Have a National Saving and Investing Day


We should have a National Saving and Investing Day. It should fall on the same day every year, preferably on the 1st of a month, when many Americans are getting their paycheck. With so much…

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It’s Ok to Spend Money, But Know Your Priorities


The other day, I opened up an email from a friend who knows about and reads my blog. He lives in the Chicago area and wanted to discuss meeting up by taking a vacation together…

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The 8 Beers of Personal Finance


I love beer – all different styles, from stouts to sours, from double IPAs to doppelbocks. So naturally, I started thinking about how different beers can represent different parts of personal finance. I hear you…

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What To Do With All the Money You’ve Saved


We’ve talked about WHY you should save. Most of the blog is dedicated to HOW to save in this fair city. There is one question left glaring at us. What should I do with this…

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Cheap Eats: Great Tacos, But More Than I Wanted To Pay


“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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Anatomy of a Chore: How to Motivate Yourself


We all have tasks we need to accomplish. It doesn’t matter if you completely dismiss my advice and never cook your own food or you outsource your apartment cleaning. At some point, you will have…

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Being Generous and Frugal: A Goal for 2014


Happy 2014! I started the new year by thinking about my goals. Of course, it is also important to revisit your goals throughout the year and make new ones. This blog is a result of revisiting…

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Travel: Cheap Destinations for All 50 States


My regularly scheduled Friday post is on its way, so my vast readership (hi mom!) need not worry! In the meantime, I wanted to celebrate 2 months of The New York Budget with an extra…

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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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