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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Rent a Car for Cheap in NYC

Rent a Car for Dirt Cheap in NYC


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Living in NYC and not having to own a car is a DREAM! I have no time for bringing my car into the shop, paying crazy…

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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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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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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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Monthly Update August 2014

Monthly Update – August, 2014


In this update: my stocks are up, real estate is chugging along nicely, my LendingClub.com monthly update, an¬†interesting item I spent money on, a business idea, and a song or two I’ve been listening to…

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Surround Yourself

Surround Yourself With What You Want to Be


It seems that everywhere I go, I hear the phrase, “you are the average of the five people you hang out with most”. It’s very common among entrepreneurs, especially. I absolutely agree with this sentiment….

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Escape New York: Breakneck Ridge Hike


I’ve made it pretty clear that I love New York City. There is so much to do and so many opportunities for fun and entertainment without spending much money. However, I do have an outdoorsy…

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My Bucket List


As a break from the regular Friday posts, I wanted to share my bucket list with you. Some would call this a life goal list or an “impossible list“. Either way, these are goals that…

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It’s Ok to Spend Money, But Know Your Priorities


The other day, I opened up an email from a friend who knows about and reads my blog. He lives in the Chicago area and wanted to discuss meeting up by taking a vacation together…

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