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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Pre-Programmed Priorities

Our Priorities Have Been Pre-Programmed


Here at The New York Budget, I talk a lot about priorities. The best way to avoid wasteful spending, is to first decide WHAT wasteful spending means to you. If you value something, then that…

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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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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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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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What I’m Listening To: The Good Life


Ah, the good life. Since the great recession, the markets have gone up, the economy has bounced back, and the future looks a little rosier than it did in 2009. Of course, as good personal…

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Do You Have to Be More Successful than Your Parents?


I don’t know where I first heard this concept. I just know that I have heard it repeated throughout my life. Every generation should do a little bit better than the previous one. So, I…

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