The Price of Inattention: 3 Ways You Can Lose Your Money without Noticing It

This is a guest post by Frank McCourt. For some, being obsessive about finances is nearly a pastime. Adjusting and readjusting monthly budgets, relying on inexpensive DIY solutions, and finding new ways to remain sustainable without spending is a thrilling pursuit that fuels one of the most massive blogging niches on the internet – personal finance. However, finding pleasure in taking special attention to one’s finances is not just a blogger’s hobby. There are several ways that inattention can cost your finances dearly, and these are just three that you can avoid by simply paying attention to the numbers. PayContinue Reading »

Is it Possible to Raise a Family in NYC?

Of course it is! Many families in different income ranges are doing it everyday. But I ask this question because I have a few friends who have decided to move out of NYC after having kids. Some couples we know who haven’t had children yet are already planning to leave once they do have them. The reasons usually cited are the cost of living, being closer to family, and the blanket statement that NYC is a “terrible place to raise children.” Granted, most of these families are NYC transplants and have family in other parts of the country. I mentionedContinue Reading »

How Exciting is Your City?

The 10 Most Exciting Places In New York By Movoto Real Estate Many will probably proclaim that New York City is the most exciting city in the U.S…scratch that…the world! I haven’t been to every city in the entire world, but I have a good feeling NYC ise near the top if not the top. From nightlife, restaurants to Broadway shows and sporting events, I think this city has pretty much got it all when it comes to “excitement.” No doubt it is an expensive city, but that’s probably because there’s no shortage in demand to come here. In aContinue Reading »

The Lemonade Stand Book Review and iPad Mini Giveaway!

My friend Shannon, who blogs at the Heavy Purse, wrote a fun and entertaining children’s book which teaches kids about saving, earning and managing their money. If you don’t know Shannon and read her blog, you really should…especially if you have kids. Shannon, a certified financial planner with two young daughters, writes many informative and inspiring posts on her blog about raising financially confident kids. Raising financially confident children is a big goal in my life, and I have to say that in my opinion, Shannon is the authority on this topic. I was so excited to read her newContinue Reading »

4 Tips to Properly Price a Purchase Offer

The following is a guest post by Tali Wee of Zillow. I think this is a very interesting topic and the information in this post is very informative. As someone who is in the midst of the home buying process, it is also a very timely post. I definitely thought one of the most important things to do when buying a home was to properly price a purchase offer and determining the fair market value. It was relatively easy to evaluate comparable sales as many co-op apartments have the same layout, gross living area, amenities, and those which were inContinue Reading »