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Boston Book Festival

Oct 15, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 1 minute to read)

The eleventh annual Boston Book Festival, features 300+ presenters in fiction, poetry, memoir, science/technology, history, children's literature, and more! The event is free, open to the public, and includes workshops for aspiring writers, readings from well-known authors, literary walking tours, and the popular Passport to Imagination scavenger hunt for the kids. The Saturday street fair in Copley Square features exhibitions by everyone from independent publishers and literary magazines to ...


Harvard Square Oktoberfest and Honk! Parade

Oct 8, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 1 minute to read)

What is October without Oktoberfest? Harvard Square’s 41st Annual Oktoberfest features food from all over the world, arts, crafts, vintage goods, free samples, sidewalk sales and one-of-a-kind gifts. In addition, Oktoberfest boasts five beer gardens, live music, including a Passim stage, and the HONK Parade which arrives in the Square at approximately 1:00 pm. Come be a part of this unique, irreverent and family-friendly annual tradition where musicians and spectators “reclaim the streets ...


Free Is Not Free

Why You Should Be Skeptical When Prices Drop to Zero

Oct 7, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 7 mins to read)

Schwab made the headlines last week when the company announced it was cutting its trading commissions to $0. While this may seem like a great deal and an obvious win for consumers, there is more to the story and cause to be dubious. Specifically, if Schwab earns nothing via buying and selling securities for its clients, then how does it actually make money? It’s a question worth asking. Let’s f...


Fall Apple Picking

Sep 24, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 1 minute to read)

With the official start of fall, New England finds itself in apple picking season.  More than just a delicious way of gathering fruit, local farms provide fresh baked goods and treats, rides, and activities for the whole family.  Here is a roundup of farms within an hour of Boston where you can join in on this fall tradition. Belkin Family Lookout Farm - South Natick, MA Dowse Orchards - Sherborn, MA Brooksby Farm - Peabody, MA Boston Hill Farm - North Andover, MA Connors Far...


Planning Steps for the Fourth Quarter of 2019

Sep 24, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

The fourth quarter of the investment year starts next week. This is a convenient time to either validate your progress to date or get back up to speed before the close of 2019. Taxes, trust and estates, life insurance, debt, expenses and cash management are worth taking a look into. Here are some steps to guide you to make sure that your investment house is in order. Check in on your tax-relat...


Phantom Gourmet Food Festival

Sep 18, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 1 minute to read)

Boston icon the Phantom Gourmet brings the annual Phantom Gourmet Food Festival to the Fenway neighborhood this Saturday! Come and sample local and regional foods from more than 100 vendors! This indoor and outdoor block party is held on two streets next to Fenway Park. Saturday, September 21, 12-4pm, Landsdown & Ipswich Streets


Somerville’s Bow Market

Sep 11, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 1 minute to read)

Tucked away in Union Square, Bow Market has it all: art, comedy, beer, wine, perogies, and retail shops. This former storage building has been renovated to house more than 30 shops and features an open walkable, outdoor space. Take advantage of these sunny fall days at Now Market!


Financial Repair Continues

It's Fannie and Freddie's Turn

Sep 11, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 4 mins to read)

Our two mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have been in the news this month with positive comments. Their stocks and other securities have responded with a sharp jump, indicating hope that we will return to a healthy mortgage market and get the government largely out of the mortgage business. The securities are officially worthless but speculators are betting that they will be worth a...


Boston Jazz Festival

Aug 26, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 1 minute to read)

For the 9th year the Boston Jazz Festival brings some of the most innovative and exciting contemporary jazz artists performing today to South Boston’s Maritime Park. Come for the day to experience great music and enjoy great food. South Boston Maritime Park, August 30-31, 2019, 12:00pm