• Finance Friday – First Full Week: How My Budget has Held Up

    Much like my fitness routine when I moved to Disney, it hasn’t. 😂 Moving is always a difficult time on the wallet. You realize things you still need for your apartment, items you need for work, pieces of clothing you need to feel comfortable in your new climate or lifestyle. For me, the first thing really tripped me up. June Homes is awesome and provides a TON of things for the apartment. You do not need to bring linens (towels and sheets), furniture, cleaning supplies, dishes, and basic cooking utensils. However, I’ve had to order a lot of niche items that are not considered “basic”. Evidently, my Target bill has…

  • Finance Friday: My Plan for Living in NYC on Less Than $2,000 a Month.

    I am currently preparing to move to NYC to spend a year volunteering with the organization City Year. I am SUPER excited to be doing something meaningful and important. But, another perk is getting out of the office setting I’ve spent a year and a half in. The tradeoff for doing something that I’ve been wanting to do for a really long time is that I’m going to be living pretty much paycheck to paycheck each month. This is going to be rough for a major shopaholic. But, I’ve created a pretty detailed budget plan that covers all of my necessities but also accounts for some fun activities as well.…

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