NYC Rent Hack

Hacking NYC Rent


I’ve been waiting to write this post for a while. I have been looking for a new apartment recently and I finally just signed the lease! Naturally, I am extremely excited, as I love to…

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Spend Less on Basic Needs

How to Spend Less without Giving Up Your Entertainment Fund


The New York Budget is all about spending less while still living well. I don’t cut out the things that truly make me happy and I spend money – I just spend on my priorities….

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Never Own A Car: The NYC Competitive Advantage


Living in NYC can be expensive if you let it. Food can be expensive. Housing can be expensive. Entertainment can be expensive. So, as people in the city, it’s even more important that we are…

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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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How to Make Money with Airbnb and How it Helped My Startup


Today we have a guest post from my friend Rachel who has an incredible story about making money through Airbnb. For a period of time, her only income in NYC was from renting out her…

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Watch the TV You Love AND Save $100,000


Do you still have cable TV? Are you serious? You need to cut the cord, yesterday. There is so many terrible shows that you probably don’t even realize are terrible because you are sucked in….

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Frugality As a Habit


One of my new favorite blogs is Impersonal Finance (and not only because he calls himself Mr. Roboto or because his wife and I share a love for the ukulele). I was reading one of his…

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8 Free Finance and Productivity Tools


We live in an amazing time. Balancing checkbooks are a thing of the past. Tracking expenses and automating tasks? Easier than ever! Today, I present a short, but useful post. 7 digital tools that will…

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Automatic Savings: Trimming Your Monthly Bills and The Monthly Saving Calculator


This week, I got excited about a project for The New York Budget that I have been working on. That’s why I am posting two days early (don’t worry – this is a bonus post…

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Save Money. Live Richly in NYC.


New York is amazing. I always hesitate to say it is the best city in the world because I haven’t lived in every city. Hell, I’ve only ever lived within the United States. But never…

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