Hi! I’m The Closet Budgeteer. I’m a 20-something gay Asian based in Brooklyn, NY.
By day, I work an absurdly corporate job in Manhattan. By night, I’m a free-spirited adventure planner. I’ve run the NYC Marathon, flown to Santorini, and eaten Jordanian cuisine—all while saving half my income.
What’s this blog about?
On this blog, I share my journey to answer one question:
How can you get more out of life for less?
Life is short. I believe that we should treat every day as an adventure.
I also believe, however, that adventures cost time, energy, and money.
Most people aren’t born with money. I wasn’t. I work to afford rent and groceries. That takes time. How can you craft a remarkable life given these constraints?
That’s what interests me, and that’s why I started this blog. Here, I approach the question from a personal finance angle. I emphasize the “personal” part, using stories from my own life.
What you can expect:
- Monthly expense reports – See how I allocate my spending toward travel and other items. I show how I do this in NYC, one of the most expensive cities in the world.
- Money diaries – See a day in my life, imperfections and all.
- My money wins and money fails.
- Experiments in self-improvement.
- Thoughts on what a good life means.
You may enjoy this blog if:
- You believe in building a better life. It doesn’t matter where you start. You can take steps toward a life that fulfills you, not one that you must endure.
- You want to take control of your money. You don’t want it to control you.
- Yet, you also want to enjoy life today. Because who knows what might happen in ten years?
- You’re quietly rebellious. Convention means nothing to you.
- Lastly, you’re a thinker. You don’t take things at face value. You ask “why?” and “how can we do better?”
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