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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7 DIY Gifts that Don’t Suck


You all know that I am a fan of experiential gifts. However, I didn’t want to leave people who are into physical gifts hanging this holiday season. When you think about a DIY gift, you…

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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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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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NYC's Low Cost of Living

NYC’s Low Cost of Living


New York City is SOOO expensive! I hear that constantly. Even other finance bloggers from other cities will approach me and ask “wow, how do you save money in a city like NYC?” Some of…

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Take Action: Turnkey Real Estate

Take Action Today (My Turnkey Real Estate Investing Story)


What’s that one thing that you want to do, but you’ve been putting off? For you, a reader of a personal finance blog, it may be money-based. Maybe you’ve been thinking about starting a side…

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Money Mistakes

Forget Your Money Mistakes (But Only After Setting Up Good Habits)


A lot of my posts focus on setting up systems and habits that are frugal, while still leading to a fulfilling life. As readers of this and many other great personal finance blogs, you are…

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$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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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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