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.
Learn to love less
Below is an email I received from GoHighbrow.com 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
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!
A wonderful list of personal finance rules everyone should read and be aware of.
Posted originally at: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/sixty-simple-rules-of-personal-finance/
A while back, I was asked to give an hourlong presentation where I talked
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!
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
There’s a refrain we hear about political campaigns every election cycle: "this year, campaigns waged an unprecedented ground game, having a face-to-face conversation with almost every single voter."
Baloney. As academics who study campaigns, we hea
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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?
Reposted from: http://www.obliviousinvestor.com/index-funds/
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
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
Totaling more than $111,000,000.00, the 2014 North Carolina Senate contest between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis is the most expensive Senate election in the nation’s history (not adjusted for inflation). As we investigated earlier this week, outside
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.
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
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.
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
Alexandra Stembaugh | On October 23, 2014In an ideal world elections would be determined by a competition of ideas. But in today’s world, politics in the United States is determined by fundraising, wealth, and access. Regulations stipulating how
Bernanke's 10 hilarious tips for Princeton grads June 3, 2013: 10:33 AM ET Ben Bernanke's advice on careers and love TOTAL SHARES NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Who says the Federal Reserve chairman can't be funny once in a w
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
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
“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
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
Originally published at: http://www.democracyfund.org/blog/entry/the-rapidly-expanding-field-of-voter-information-platforms
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
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
The Primaries Project: Where's the Money Coming From?
Editor's Note: This blog post is part of The Primaries Project series, where veteran political journalists Jill Lawrence and Walter Shapiro, along with scholars in Governance Studies and the
People Who Make a Lot of Money Do These 11 Things — Do You?
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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 (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…
#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
Citizens, voters are more powerful than money
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Here we are, at the height of the political season. The season
What if you’re doing the wrong thing with your life? That’s what a 20-year-old Aaron Swartz asked Lawrence Lessig. In response, Lessig transformed his career, ending the work on Internet law that had made him famous and turning his sights on the impo
A cross-post from GoodFinancialCents.com 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.
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
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.
Do active funds have a futur
An excellent blog post that I discovered today over at The Simple Dollar blog. This is a post that I would encourage all young people in high school, college and early in their career to read.
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This is what America would look like without gerrymandering
We've written about gerrymandering here on Vox — we've described some of the worst examples, and potential reforms that might prevent it. But what would a world without
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.
NH Rebellion combating political corruption
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Money: The root of the political problem
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May 06, 2014 2:00 AM
Our current political system is set up in a manner that perpetually aims to divide us. We don't