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15+ Unique Things To Do In NYC That Are Budget Friendly

15+ Unique Things To Do In NYC That Are Budget Friendly

We’ve all heard of the common touristy sites to NYC: Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller, Empire State Building, the Met, etc., so don’t expect those to come up below! Instead, we’ve compiled a list of not commonly mentioned places to visit in NYC. Bonus? Most are FREE! Related: 50 Favorite Cheap, Tasty, or Unique Eats in NYC Kayaking on the Hudson (FREE) The Downtown Boathouse offers free kayaking on the Hudson River at Pier 26! Get on the water and enjoy…

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50 Favorite Cheap, Tasty, or Unique Eats In NYC

50 Favorite Cheap, Tasty, or Unique Eats In NYC

People kept asking me about favorite places to eat in NYC since food has been featured on this blog. I like to eat :D. Since this blog is about money and the value of things, I’ve put together a list of both cheap and unique eats in NYC. I’ve personally eaten at all the venues mentioned below as I didn’t feel comfortable recommending a place I hadn’t been to. Some of the eats are not as cheap, but have incredible…

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Create Your Own Basic Income Before It’s Too Late

Create Your Own Basic Income Before It’s Too Late

FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) can be thought of as basic income. Once you build up your nest egg and let it ride in the market, you’ll have enough to not work again. Universal Basic Income means that the government or some other entity hands you money just because. In FIRE, instead of money being handed to you, you have to build up the nest egg first. If you work really hard at it, you can become FIRE in less…

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The Ultimate List of 18 Geoarbitrage Cities Worldwide

The Ultimate List of 18 Geoarbitrage Cities Worldwide

What Factors Were Considered When Writing This List? Do the people speak fluent English? Low cost of living (LCOL) Fast wifi Safe area Great food and Culture Quality of Healthcare Nearby beach, scuba diving, or historical sites Other people of similar interests, to ward off loneliness Did not take into account children, just single or coupled adults It’s interesting to note that most digital nomad or geoarbitrage lists mostly consist of Asian cities. There are plenty of cities in Eastern…

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Why I’m Considering A Geoarbitrage Lifestyle in My 20s

Why I’m Considering A Geoarbitrage Lifestyle in My 20s

I remember getting my first paycheck and thinking,”Are you serious?! Where is the rest of it?”. That began my journey to considering geoarbitrage. Co-workers in my hiring year started messaging each other trying to figure out what was wrong with it. Me too. Were the taxes really that high? Oh, yes. I had city, state, federal, FICA, my FSA contribution, healthcare costs, and 401k taken out of it. Dang. I hadn’t ever really thought about taxes. After all, I’ve never…

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6 Clever Investing & Life Lessons Via Playing Poker

6 Clever Investing & Life Lessons Via Playing Poker

*FYI, we’re running a giveaway for a year’s subscription of You Need a Budget (YNAB) here. Disclaimer: Poker is something that you shouldn’t play unless you’re willing to lose money over the short term. Over the long-term, if you’re skilled and sitting at a table with players worse than you, perhaps you’ll come out ahead. Poker is a lot like real life, only you need to learn poker lessons much quicker or else you’ll runt out of cash in a…

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2 Ways to Change your Relationship With Spending Money

2 Ways to Change your Relationship With Spending Money

GIVEAWAY: I’m giving away a copy of Your Money or Your Life + The Power of Habit:)! Click here to enter the giveaway! Today’s post is part 4 in a Rockstar Finance series that is reviewing the book Your Money or Your Life (YMOYL). The other chapters are located here, with the last chapter review here. I’ve been re-reading YMOYL and love the chapter on analyzing your spending emotionally. Step 3 in Vicki Robin’s book focuses on mindful spending and saving,…

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The #1 Thing You Need To Do To Pay Off Student Loans Faster (+ Student Loan Refinance Calculator)

The #1 Thing You Need To Do To Pay Off Student Loans Faster (+ Student Loan Refinance Calculator)

The average American graduates from college with $30,000 in student loans. College graduates finish their degree with insane student loan interest rates compared to what they could get on the open market today. The number one thing you need to do to pay off your student loans faster is refinance to a lower interest rate. It takes a few minutes and requires much less energy than figuring out how to save money in your budget. Obviously saving money in incredibly important, but…

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Millionaire Profile #1: Finance Stoic

Millionaire Profile #1: Finance Stoic

This is a pretty awesome Millionaire profile of a high earner living in an extremely HCOL city trying to FatFIRE. I’m a big fan of reading about other people’s financial paths so that you can learn from their mistakes and implement their wins sooner in life. Finance Stoic is turning 40 this year and has a current Net Worth of $2M with a household income of $500k. FS and his wife live in Vancouver. It’s interesting to read about his…

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150+ Smart Side Hustles and Ways to Make Money

150+ Smart Side Hustles and Ways to Make Money

This is sorted in order from easiest to hardest. The first 50 or so are pretty easy. Start at the beginning and make your way down, depending on how challenging a side hustle you’re willing to tackle. If you’re not subscribed to the blog, you can do so below. I’m compiling reviews/list of 25+ list of survey sites and 75+ list of mystery shopping companies. I’ll also be updating this list of side-hustles whenever I come across something new and…

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