Letting It Rain for a Good Cause

It’s not like we have never donated to charities before. We’ve sent the Red Cross the odd donation, and we’ve donated on behalf of coworkers running for charity. We’ve even pitched in for a couple Go Fund Me’s for friends in tough situations. It was just never a lot – $200-$300 a year at the most.Continue reading “Letting It Rain for a Good Cause”

Rental Insurance and Holy Shit, Cambridge Fire

Last Saturday there was a ten alarm fire in Cambridge, MA, the largest fire in the area since the 80s. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, but still – holy shit. Eleven buildings, over 60 people affected, multiple fire departments on the scene, and now that area looks unrecognizable. It started scarily close to Fergus’s gradContinue reading “Rental Insurance and Holy Shit, Cambridge Fire”

To Chromebook or Not to Chromebook

I just got a new computer. And I love it. I primarily wanted something for writing (this blog + other random projects), and for general checking email, browsing the web and the like. I needed something lightweight and portable, something I could pick up on a whim for hours of creation. I went with aContinue reading “To Chromebook or Not to Chromebook”

How I Made $0 In 13 Months of Blogging

And you, too, can be just like me! In all seriousness, that is my actual earning statement after officially blogging for 13 months (well, more like -$99 due to hosting and domain name). I’m writing this post for two reasons: (1) It is insanely easy to glamorize the lives of your favorite bloggers, or toContinue reading “How I Made $0 In 13 Months of Blogging”

Free Events in and Around Boston

The weekend before last we went to the Boston Local Food Festival on the Greenway in Boston. While we used the opportunity as our one fancy “nom out” for the month (see this post for details on our monthly adventures), there were loads of free samples, a cooking competition, and demonstrations all for free. We even gotContinue reading “Free Events in and Around Boston”

Saving Money on Money (International Transfers)

This is not a sponsored post, but there are affiliate links to TransferWise, a company we enthusiastically support and reached out to. I love technology. So much information at our fingertips, such almighty power compared to twenty years ago. So why is so much banking technology awful? At work I could spin up a network ofContinue reading “Saving Money on Money (International Transfers)”

Diving With Octogenarians and Not Worrying (So Much) About Money

These past 6 weeks have been crazy busy. Three work trips and a 10 day vacation totaling $5883 (over five months rent!!). The work trips were actually pretty great in their own rights. I was able to get in some sightseeing, meet up with family I haven’t seen since I was literally a baby, and growContinue reading “Diving With Octogenarians and Not Worrying (So Much) About Money”

Index Funds: What John Oliver Left Out

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver is just a glorious show. This Sunday’s show was no exception. If retirement accounts and fund choices scare you, that video is a fantastic introduction to investing that touts the benefits of index funds and the dangers of non-fiduciary financial advisors. The thing is, I was an index investing convert even before IContinue reading “Index Funds: What John Oliver Left Out”

Be Lazy, Eat In: Frugal Kitchen Breakfast Edition

I am spoiled. Fergus is in charge of cooking, and for good reason: his food is delicious (plus he enjoys cooking). Some mornings I literally wake up to the offer of breakfast in bed. Yet as I write this Fergus, is away on a business trip. And I can’t cook. And I hate cleaning theContinue reading “Be Lazy, Eat In: Frugal Kitchen Breakfast Edition”