One year ago, I moved from a big city to the biggest city of them all, New York City.
I wanted to ensure my life as a New Yorker was extra fab, so I saved up before my move.
The following are fab things that I forwent to save $$ and the cool things I replaced them with:
-gym membership…free running group at running store.
-luxury mascara…Maybelline mascara.
-artisanal sandwiches…bagel with cream cheese handmade at Chez Bettie.
-handcrafted lattes…shot of espresso.
-cocktails …whiskey neat.
-purchase songs from iTunes…stream NPR’s All Songs 24/7 Music Channel.
-Amazon book purchases…library books loans.
-weekly mani & pedis at Spa… weekly mani & pedi at Salon Bettie.
A funny thing happened, once I moved I stuck with these habits. Why spend more $$, when I can spend less?
(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog XO, Bettie.)