11 Money-Saving Life Hacks for City Living

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Moving to live in the city can be one of the most exciting experiences in a person’s life. If you have never experienced city living, you are in for a fantastic time. The culture, art scene and array of restaurants will keep you busy. However, it is also important to realise that living in a city can quickly become expensive.

Following these 11 money-saving tips can help ensure that you succeed financially and do not make a major dent on your wallet.
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5 Things You Should Always Buy Used

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Awhile back, I did a post on things you should never buy used. So I thought it would be interesting to flip that train of thought around and think about things we should always buy used. I don’t buy most things used but there are some items where it just makes sense. Why spend more money when there’s no difference between new and used? Let’s take a look at 5 things you should buy used:

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So You Want To Be Frugal? Here’s 5 Tips To Get Started

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Being frugal is a lifestyle choice. It’s one thing to want to be frugal but it’s a whole other ballgame to actually do it. For me, it was a slow, gradual process. Eventually though, I got the hang of it. Now, it just feels like second nature. Recently, a friend of mine and I were talking about my blog. She said she wanted to live frugally too but didn’t know where to start. It’s funny because now that I’m so use to thinking frugally, I forget about how hard it was before.

From a former shopaholic, here’s my best tips on how to start being frugal:

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Opps…I Missed The Tax Deadline, Now What?

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Tomorrow is April 15th, a.k.a Tax Day. Luckily, after a few headaches, I’ve already filed my taxes. But for some of you, you might be frantically trying to get it done. So what if you don’t actually get them in by the April 15th deadline? What’s the worst case scenario? No, federal tax agents won’t come knocking on your door but you can still get hit with penalties. If you are going to miss the deadline (or have already missed it, depending on when you are reading this), here is what you should know: [Read more…]

How To Rent An Apartment As A Freelancer

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This month, I’m embarking on something I’ve dreaded for the past 3 years: finding a new apartment in NYC. My BF and I are ready to move on from our current place. We thought about buying for awhile but it just didn’t work out for us. So we’re renting again. While it’s exciting to get a new place, it can be seriously be frustrating too…especially in NYC. This is the first time I’m going to be renting as a freelancer. If you’ve ever rented in NYC, you know that it can be quite an adventure getting approved for an apartment. You have to make 40x the rent, have good credit, give a huge security deposit, and hand over your first born child. It’s going to be even more of a headache for me as a freelancer. I’m certainly not the ideal renter since I don’t have a stable paycheck. If you’re in the same boat, here are some tips I can share with you:

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