Interesting piece in the New York Times about several couples and what they gave up in order to buy tiny one- and two-bedroom condos in the City. No shopping, no fashion, no cigarettes, no going out. It's an austere life that they describe, but one couple saved $90,000 in just a few years. That leads Cat to ask, just how much shopping where they doing?
Certainly prices are cheaper here in Denver than in New York, but it's still a struggle to come up with the down payment and mortgage for even a modestly priced house. When Cat bought, her place was the cheapest single-family home in the city. Something she could afford with just her salary, not Tom Cat's, too.
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But the plight of Manhattan living is something Cat will now have to face. At the end of the month she is leaving Westword to become a senior editor at Fortune Small Business. And yes, move to New York.
Cat wonders how much shopping she'll have to give up.