Lending Club

Dabbling in Peer-to-Peer Lending with Lending Club


When it comes to my investment strategy, I have always been conservative and have always had a one-track mind. Vanguard index funds were all that I needed. The simplicity, the results, and the low expenses…

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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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New Website Design and How Much It Cost Me


Welcome to the new TheNewYorkBudget.com, launched last week! As you can see, it’s a brand new design. I installed a new theme and changed the layout of the home page completely, adding fancy shmancy widgets…

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Early Retirement

My Early Retirement Plan


I have a whole post dedicated to the reasons for saving money. However, I think it’s about time for me to open up and let you know what my PERSONAL plan is for the next…

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Giving Back

Giving Back to Readers with Kiind.me


I spent money on something non-essential yesterday. To be fair, I spend money on TONS of non-essential items and services. I am always trying to cut down on the items and services that don’t actually…

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Financial Role Model

My First Financial Role Model


From the day I started this blog, I wanted it to not only be a series of posts about personal finance and money philosophy. I wanted each post to be a part of a greater…

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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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