Money Guide

The Money Guide (2014 in Review)


When I started this blog, I had a good idea of what I wanted to build. I wanted to create an archive of content that, when put all together, created a plan to live well…

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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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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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Lucky

I Am Extremely Lucky


Every year, as we approach Thanksgiving, I┬átry to do the typical mind exercise. I try to figure out what I am thankful for and practice humility a bit. This year, in particular, I am struck…

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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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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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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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