• 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…

  • Life in NYC: Transitioning to the City

    Moving to NYC has been a dream of mine since I was young. I had a little over a week between moving in and when my training for work started. Coincidentally, my roommates were out of town during this week. So, I had my apartment all to myself. I really had the best transition to the city because I also didn’t have to adjust to living with strangers at the same time. DAY 1 // I met up with my family who currently live in the city. They had planned the best day for us. We checked out Central Park and Columbus Circle. We then went to dinner at The…

  • 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.…

  • Prepping For My Move to NYC.

    I’ll be moving to New York at the end of this month and have been stocking up on some of my necessities as well as grabbing a few things that are needed when I move away from home. I’m buying these now because 1.) I live in Delaware and we have tax free shopping. This includes items we have shipped. I’ll need to save as much as I can because I’ll be spending the next year volunteering in the one of the world’s most expensive cities. 2.) I’m not completely sure how receiving packages will be in my new apartment building. I’m a little wary of getting items stolen and…

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