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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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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$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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Companies Cheat

Ask The Readers: When A Company Cheats You


Most of us have had it happen.  More often than not, it’s a cable company, Internet company or cell phone company. There is something wrong with your bill, an erroneous charge of some sort. What…

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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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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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Real Estate Investing from NYC: Turnkey Properties


At this time last year, I never would have thought that real estate investing was possible for me*. It was a type of investing that never crossed my mind and even if it had, I…

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Slomo Documentary: Find Your Happiness


I just finished watching a short documentary from The New York Times about Dr. John Kitchin, a man with an alternative lifestyle that now goes by the name “Slomo”. You can watch the full short…

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