Meet lifelaidout’s Newest Contributor: Alberto

I met Alberto a couple of months ago through work and since then, we’ve traded our knowledge of credit card strategies, investment decision-making, and everyday life hacking. I’ll be honest – there are few people I’ll listen to or believe when it comes to my money. Alberto happens to be one of those people because […]

Cost of Taking Cabs to Work Every Day

We all probably know someone personally or at least have seen a fictional TV character take a cab or black car to work every day. Did you ever wonder how much cash these people were burning? I typically think to myself, “wow, that dude must be printing money” and then go on my merry way. […]

Lyft: $25 Off First Ride

I signed up for Lyft a couple of months ago and when they finally launched in NYC at the end of July, I took a couple of rides with them. For those unfamiliar with Lyft, it’s a car service similar to Uber that serves as an alternative to taking a regular taxi. Instead of having […]

Never Overpay When Traveling Internationally Again

Traveling internationally has always been a favorite hobby. It’s a great way to learn about new cultures, try new foods (and wines) and get a taste of history. I’ve savored limoncello while overlooking the beautiful Amalfi Coast; I’ve toured the streets of Cuba on a scooter; and I’ve walked over thousands of years of history […]

Should You Roll Over Your Old 401(k) or IRA?

It seems crazy. Nearly a year ago, I wrote about managing finances and the 4 main priorities for Jenn and me were: 1) Determining whether to consolidate accounts 2) Deciding if we should roll IRAs and old 401(k)s into our current 401(k)s 3) Evaluating whether a financial advisor is worth it 4) Figuring out if […]

Why I Dumped My American Express Platinum Card

I remember deliberating whether to get the American Express Platinum card for over a year. What drew me to the card was access to most U.S.-based airport lounges, but I couldn’t get over the mental hump of shelling out a $450 annual fee for a credit card. Still, after working through the economics, I got […]

Gucci Guilty Review and Giveaway

I’ve been wearing the same cologne for 6 years now: Tommy Summer 2008 and Kenneth Cole Black. While I still love to rock the Tommy scent on a daily basis, I haven’t been liking the Kenneth Cole one lately. But lets face it, I’m not the type of guy to spend an afternoon trying on […]

For Sale: Stunning 2-Bedroom Apartment in Midtown East

It’s been just over a month since Jenn and I settled into our new place, but I can’t stop thinking about what the listing is going to say when we have to sell this apartment in 5-7 years. Unfortunately for you, I don’t think I’ll be able to think about anything else until I get […]

Cost of Owning a Car in NYC

Over the last month, I’ve rented a car twice – the first time to do some light moving and the second time to take a trip to Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Each time, I’ve been pretty surprised by how much it actually costs to rent a car. For 4 hours on a Sunday, it […]

One Easy Way to Make Free Money While Shopping Online

For the past seven years, I’ve made money off of every online purchase I’ve made. It wasn’t because I was incredibly talented at finding coupon codes, patient enough to wait for sales or secretly running an eBay business in my home. It was because I’ve been taking advantage of cash-back shopping, and often combined those […]