How to put money to work... for me?
June 18, 2012 6:16 AM Subscribe
Given plenty of money, how would you
improve your life in New York City?
My income has increased a lot in the last few years. As a result, while I'm not rich enough to live on Central Park West or anything, I have a lot more money than I'm used to. I grew up in a middle-class family and I'm very frugal by nature.
I want to apply some of that money to improve my quality of life. I've been in NYC for 8 years. I've acclimated, but I still find it very stressful and tiring here. It's all the usual objections about crowding, sweat, garbage...
(1) Own a nice home, with nobody above or below, in a quiet, fun, inner-city outer-borough neighborhood with good subway access. (One thing I don't want to do is move into Manhattan.)
(2) Have a (modest) car for leisure trips, and a garage.
(3) Donate to charity.
(4) Take a cab when it will make my life significantly easier.
How would you spend money to make life in NYC more tolerable?