Jeff McLean

My background and interests include political reform, international travel, new technology, and all things Boston sports related. I now serve as the Executive Director of the NH Rebellion which was founded by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig. I previously served as Policy Director for Americans for Campaign Reform and led operational process improvement efforts at the Pentagon and United Technologies Corporation. I teach financial literacy. I have a Master’s degree in Business and enjoy serving as a board member to local non-profits. To learn more about my professional background and experience, please feel free to connect with me.

A Quick Trip

I made a quick trip down to DC this week

Learn to Love Less

Learn to love less Below is an email I received from on minimalism. I found this post to be particularly interesting. “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the c

Molly Anne McLean

Love her! (and Charlie!) I wasn’t quite sure what to expect while my brother Mike and sister-in-law (really sister!) were pregnant with this little bundle of joy (Molly) born December 1st, 2014. Now that she is here, she is truly amazing!

Sixty Simple Rules of Personal Finance

A wonderful list of personal finance rules everyone should read and be aware of. Posted originally at: A while back, I was asked to give an hourlong presentation where I talked

Looking Back at Grad School

Looking back at an image I found from work I did in grad school. I couldn’t help but recognize the difference between top and bottom. Recognize a new and positive trend?

What Men In Their 30s Should Already Know

I came across an article online which covered the top 20 things men in their 30s should know by now. As I scanned through each item I was relieved to find that I was aware of each. Thankfully, I didn’t make the list…with the exception of just one!

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

I have been reading Peter Thiel’s new book “Zero to One" Today, I finished chapter 4 titled, "The Ideology of Competition" This particular chapter focuses in on the fallacy of higher education and our current education system. Thiel rightfully points

5 Tips For Better Index Investing

Written by: Rick Ferri Index fund investing should be efficient and low cost. The goal is to capture market returns less a small fee in a diversified portfolio that covers basic asset classes. When constructed correctly, an index fund portfolio prov

Why Invest in Index Funds? | Advantages of Index Funds

Why Invest in Index Funds? Reposted from: Mike is a great common sense writer on the topic of investing Author: Mike Piper The following is an adapted, excerpted chapter from the 2012 edition of my b

Ashton Kutcher Speech Remembered

A message that all of us should live by. Opportunity: looks a lot like hard work! I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. Being Sexy: The sexiest thing in the entire World is being really smart, and being thoughtful, and being gene

The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying

A real thought-provoking reality check. For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last 3 to 12 weeks of their lives. People grow

Why should it be illegal to take a picture of your own ballot?

N.H. lawsuit challenges new law banning ballot photos By LYNNE TUOHY, Associated Press Posted Oct. 31, 2014 @ 1:44 pm CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and three voters — including a state representative — are challengi

ID Theft Protection - Consumer Reports

Don’t get taken guarding your ID Do-it-yourself safeguards are just as effective as paid services Published: January 2013

25 Things to Know About Money Before You Turn 25

Honestly, a lot of younger 20-somethings I’ve spoken with the last few years still have a lot to learn when it comes to money. Because of that, I thought I’d create a list of 25 things everyone needs to know about money before they turn 25. Why b

Election to Cost Nearly $4 Billion, Topping Previous Midterms

Election to Cost Nearly $4 Billion Almost $4 billion will be spent for this year’s midterm election, the Center for Responsive Politics is projecting. That figure makes this year’s election by far the most expensive midterm ever. The candidates

Poland Revisited

A brief look back at my time spent in Poland with Rotary Group Study Exchange. Here is a video on my experience back in 2009.

12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People I’ve read countless articles about what successful people do on their weekends. Do you want to know the secret? It’s the same thing that they do every other day. As Aristotle said,“We are what we r

Ten Essential Tips for a Bright Financial Future

See a lawyer and make a Will. If you have a Will make sure it is current and valid in your home state. Make sure that you and your spouse have reviewed each other’s Will – ensuring that both of your wishes will be carried out. Provide for guardi


Attitude “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than wh

New Hampshire Rebellion Blog

New Hampshire Rebellion Blog The Professor’s Rebellion By Flore Vasseur (Dixville Notch, NH) Star law professor destined for the Supreme Court, Lawrence Lessig has launched a crusade against the influence of money in Washington. To fight this

The Rapidly Expanding Field of “Voter Information Platforms”

Originally published at: By Kelly Born, Tom Glaisyer, and Jonathan Kartt Tom Glaisyer is the program director of the Informed Participation Initiati

Cut out the expensive middlemen with cheap index funds

Cut out the expensive middlemen with cheap index funds Whether you’re swayed by the academic theories against active investing – or just the abundant proof showing most fund managers demonstrably fail to beat the market – the case for index inve

People Who Make a Lot of Money Do These 11 Things — Do You?

People Who Make a Lot of Money Do These 11 Things — Do You? by Mikey Rox 0 comments There's not necessarily a trick to earning a lot. Despite what a number of scam artists and sketchy emails would lead you to believe, accumulating wealth is in

Lump sum investing versus drip-feeding

Lump sum investing versus drip-feeding (AKA Dollar-cost Averaging) e’re often asked: Is it better to invest a big lump sum of money all at once, or to to drip-feed your cash into the market? And there happens to be an easy answer… Statistically y

#1 Secret To Happiness: Be Passionately Curious

#1 Secret To Happiness: Be Passionately Curious Ariella CoombsPublished: September 20, 2014 Leave a comment “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." – Albert Einstein Are you struggling to figure out your career path? Still

15 Business Lessons From Warren Buffet

A cross-post from that I thought was worthy of posting. ----------------------------------------- There are people in the world who are best known for being famous for being famous. Think Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. W

The Repeal of Glass-Steagall

One of my favorite scenes from The Newsroom is this. It discusses the repeal of Glass Steagall. The one piece that is not in the clip is why it was repealed. Here is why, in 1999 Congress repealed the measure after it got extreme pressure from certa

Portsmouth, N.H. Portsmouth, N.H. filmed between the hours of 5:30 AM and 7:00 AM: Video Credit: Jason Bean

Do Active Funds Have a Future?

The trend is clearly headed in this direction. I would argue, this is the right direction given that it yields lower costs to investors. Do Active Funds Have a Future? The question is serious. Fading Fast Do active funds have a futur

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QU shorts Still Around.

My shorts from my college lacrosse days at QU back in 2002 and 2003.Somehow…they are still around and in good shape!

Bob Cousy

Today, I donated the Bob Cousy signed basketball to the Birchtree Center School for Autism in Newington. I have had this ball in my closet since I was a small boy. I remember going to get it signed with my father at the Home Depot in Newington, N.H.