My Weekend Money Diary: Edition #1

Comme Des Garcons Wallet

What happens when someone who’s “good at money” tracks their spending the old school way? With a pen and paper and not using an automated system like Mint? Inspired by the Man Repeller and Refinery29 money diaries, as a fun experiment I manually tracked everything I bought this past weekend. Although I’m conscious about my overall spending […]

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Saving Half My Income on Less Than a Six-Figure Salary

Tiffany's window

Everyone in New York is richer than you. Or so it seems. Take today, for example: on my way to work I made note of all the usual signs of wealth. The latest Gucci fur mules on the subway. Twenty-three-year-old co-workers living alone in the Meatpacking district. Facebook friends posting pictures of dinners from Eleven Madison […]

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How I Moved to New York City and What I Spent the First Three Months

Times Square

Google ‘moving to New York City’ and you’ll come across many people who wonder, “Can I afford to move there?” In the forums or blog comments you’ll be met with the same warnings: “The average studio apartment costs $3,875. There’s no way I can afford that.” “My salary’s nowhere CLOSE to $100,000 a year. I’m […]

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