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Mo’ Money Mondays…WAT WAT

Oh HEEELoo my lovely ONEin3ers.  It is Monday and as all Monday’s bring pain, sadness and perhaps depression they also bring the wonderfulness that is Mo’ Money Mondays.

I hate talking about money right now in my life.  Mostly because I am making none and spending a ton on my edu-maca-tion.  Not only that, but Bank of America charged me not ONE not TWO but FIVE over draft fees in a two-day period.  This occurred because the Massachusetts government deposited the check I sent to them.

Oh yes…Massachusetts AND Bank of America are taking money from this poor graduate student.  To say the least, I feel robbed and well poor.

But, I assume, unlike me, you ONEin3ers have some money you need help managing.  So read below and make sure to check your checking account frequently.

NECN Ask Jennifer: Money tips for those who own their own business

Understanding Home Loans

How to Save on Organic Groceries: Our Guide to Farm Co-Ops

Make the Right Home Improvements

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BUYING YOUR FIRST PLACE? Then HGTV is looking for you!

MY FIRST PLACE, HGTV’s hit series, is coming back for an eighth season and we’re looking for first-time homebuyers (and their agents!) in the Greater Boston area RIGHT NOW!

We are looking for fun, high-energy people who are just starting the home-buying process for their first place and would like to share their story with HGTV! Our goal is to capture all the trials and tribulations of looking for, bidding on and buying your first place.

Taping takes place this spring and summer.  Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic buyers with a great story to tell and a desire to share their experiences. Singles, couples and families are all invited to apply!

Candidates (including realtors) who complete taping of a My First Place episode will receive a DVD copy of their show so that they can relive their first-time home buying experience for years to come!

Request an application by emailing:

cbaggish[at]highnoontv.com

Or call cindy baggish at (303) 712-3093

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Home, Sweet Eastie

EDITOR’s NOTE:

When we wrote our East Boston exploration blog about a couple outsiders (us!) walking around the neighborhood, we thought, “I can’t wait to see the comments. People are going to love it! Our new Eastie friends/fans are going to invite us to come back to hang out with them and they’ll show us new, cool places that we missed the first time around.”

Well anyway, that’s not exactly how things played out. We didn’t think that our attempt to express affection for Eastie as a more neighborhoodly section of the city that doesn’t suffer from the affliction of doggie boutiques would be compared to a bad Disney movie but, hey, such is life.

To make sure we fulfill our mission to portray Boston honestly through the eyes of young people, we’ve invited Eastie resident Steve Holt to give us his vision of the neighborhood. We hope you enjoy it!

-DC

Home, Sweet Eastie

by Steve Holt

I’m not a lifelong East Boston resident.  Far from it.

In only about four years, though, I’ve grown to cherish my neighborhood. It’s become a part of my identity. It’s my home.

Much ink has been spilled on what constitutes home. Some claim that home can be captured solely in the framework of physical place. A few even still hold to the 1950s ideal of home as white picket fence, lush yard, 2.5 kids, and a dog – and closeness to one’s family of origin.

But “settling down” looks quite different for the one-in-three generation than it did for our parents. To me, home has become both less about an American Dreamlike lifestyle or even my family of origin and more of a place or situation that allow me to discover and be myself, with no pretenses. Somewhere I can let my hair down, metaphorically. A scenario in which I am able to take off my mask. To be seen and accepted for who I really am.

In this way particularly, East Boston is home.  As a neighborhood, Eastie isn’t trying to be anything it isn’t, and generally speaking, even the young people who have moved in the last 10 years aren’t on a quest to turn Eastie into Charlestown or the South End. That’s because we recognize that East Boston already offers the truly important stuff: family, neighbors that care, diversity, and vibrant spaces to gather.

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