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Break the routine looks to advise and guide city dwellers and suburbanites alike to think smart by different about their time and money. My goal is to provide financial wellness education, spare-time management techniques and suggestions for fun and fulfilling free time around the city I love. Through these shared articles, influences, and improved life techniques I hope you create your own plan and act on them immediately. I'm here to help and inspire you. 



Sometimes I'll write about work, other times I'll write about you. Trust that I won't ever write about my time spent on the couch (reserved only for football Sundays).

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What do you subscribe to?

Eric Roseman

I went through the exercise lately of uncovering all of the discretionary subscriptions that I pay for and breaking down the reasons why. I'm not including your obvious cable / utilities / subway card, etc. but I'm always curious to know what people are using for services like Music streaming, video streaming, exercising and other habits (This list does not include apps and services that I use on demand but only pay for usage like Postmates or Uber). Let's take a quick look at mine:

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Center of the universe

Eric Roseman

When I was a camp counselor, we use to tell the young and naive campers that Lower Merion (the main line of Philadelphia) was the center of the universe. This was an easy explanation to the eight year olds because nearly all of them (and the counselors) hailed from that blessed suburb. It was a fun little white lie to keep the kids talking about wondering. Little did I know, or them for that matter, the real center of the universe is an island due east of New Jersey and due west of the Nassau coliseum, New York City. 

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Today's The Day I...

Eric Roseman

I stumbled upon Lydia Warren one day when I was researching a self-cultivated dream project of doing one thing every single day for 365 days that intrigued me or introduced me to something/someone new. While it’s not a pipe dream, I wanted to create some structure in my initiative and create a plan of attack if I ever decided to follow through with it. I went to Google to see if anyone had attempted something similar and amidst a slew of Buzzfeed lists, TimeOut NYC articles and other city directories, I found an authentic account of one girl's NYC attempt at urban discovery. For one full year, Lydia Warren did something new every day and blogged about her experience. After reading her blog and becoming an active member of her blogging community, I had to get a chance to meet Lydia. 

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