A Week In New York, NY, On A $40,000 Salary

12:30 p.m. — Just got back to my apartment. Luckily, I live right off a main subway station, so it’s not too difficult to get anywhere. I hop on my computer to order some more La Colombe coffee since I’m running out ($18), and then I place my grocery order for delivery later this afternoon. Say what you will about conveniences like that, but getting my groceries delivered has saved me some serious $$$, since I tend to browse all the aisles in the store and purchase unnecessary food I would otherwise not buy. I just wish the packaging wasn’t so wasteful. This week I get hummus, pita, Greek yogurt, granola, oat milk, cereal, a smattering of veggies, a few apples, popcorn, eggs, strawberries, dried mango, and, as a treat, organic pizza rolls. $90.16

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