New York Money Diaries

Ramit Sethi has published fascinating true-life stories of people and their relationship with money on a day-to-day basis in New York.

As he says himself,

"We’ve collected stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days, anonymized them, and posted them here."

One story, a 28 year old woman living the high life in New York, not caring about her financial situation, will be immediately recognisable to many Irish 20-somethings,

"I recently got an ominous-sounding letter from my insurance provider saying that a procedure from my last vision checkup isn’t covered. With visions of $500 invoices dancing in my head, I call the doctor’s office to ask what the letter means. The nice receptionist tells me that the doctor chose to just write that procedure off rather than charging me for it. I fall all over myself thanking her."

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