Third year analyst here at an EB in NYC. Title says it all: I cannot save any money in NYC!
Not blaming this on the cost of living here, although very high, my spending habits are also very poor. How do you guys manage to save money here, and for those that do, how do you keep your sanity?
Sad to say but I like to think my spending is a function of not enjoying banking very much and it keeps me entertained. After being in the industry for two years, I only have about $20k saved (embarrassing, dont remind me), not including my 401k.
Now that I am aware and have had an intervention with myself, what is the best way for a single guy to go about saving some money here? Are these posts about being able to net $60k+ in a year after tax realistic at all? Also keep in mind my rent is pushing $1,900 nowadays...
Curious about tips for how to save without living frugally.
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