Living on $10.32/Day in NYC #1PaycheckChallenge

I did it guys. 31 Days. 1 Paycheck. $10.32/Day. In New York City. Wow, my first 1 Paycheck Challenge was pretty stressful! I lived on a budget of $10.32/Day, strictly on cash so I can keep accurate tabs on what I was spending and what I had left for the month. To recap, I started off the month with 2 envelopes: Fees Envelope (Yoga/Laundry): $90 Spending Envelope (Food/Purchases): $320 My […]

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Why I’m Taking a Chemo Drug #ButYouDontLookSick

Three weeks ago, I took my first dose of Methtrexate (MTX), a chemotherapy agent, and an immuno-suppresant drug, after months of persistent, debilitating chronic pain.  It had begun in my foot early spring, and by the time I started the drug, the pain had spread to my shoulder, elbow, multiple fingers, hips, and even to my jaw. In beginning of August, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis by a Rheumatologist at […]

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Minimalism Journey: Decluttering

July was the month when I finally kick-started the “Minimalism Journey” I had been intending for months.  Over the past few months, I have started to accumulate a list of “Decluttering To-Do’s,” but as with most of my cleaning-based tasks, nothing really got done, and the mess just kept on expanding. Last month, I finally was able to tackle two of the bigger ones: Clothing and Living Room Closet.  Just today, […]

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1 Paycheck Challenge

For the month of August, I am going to try out the 1 Paycheck Challenge. Basically, it’s what it sounds like.  Since I get paid twice a month, I am going to attempt to pay all of my bills with just one of my paychecks, and save or invest the other paycheck. Give it a try, even if just for the sake of crunching some numbers.  You might be surprised […]

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