TADTOY Lineup

Side Hustle #1 – TADTOY: A Mobile App


2015 is a big year! I have a lot going on, including some side hustle projects. I have no idea where these projects will take me, but I thought they would at least make for…

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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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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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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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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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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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