Credit Cards, Accounts, and Other Tips

As a personal finance nerd who is always in search of a bargain and spends her free time reading NerdWallet and PointsGuy (and who may or may not have shed a few tears when Suze Orman went off the air), I’m happy to share some of my findings. Add your own tips and thoughts in the comments …

France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, WHEW!

Brian and I seem to have a real thing for the jam-packed itinerary … join us on a recounting of our trek through Europe in June. (Full photos here.)

The Cherry Blossoms at BBG

Nothing says the coming of spring quite like the magnificent cherry blossoms. Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a former client of mine, so I was fortunate enough to score a guest pass and fantastic company on my April stroll through the garden.

A Weekend in Miami Beach

Four girls. One convertible. Many Florida Keys.

Mom and Dad Visit the Met

Not only has Mom and Dad’s April visit become an annual tradition — so has adding one quintessentially “New York” activity to their weekend itinerary. I’m pleased to announced that 2016 became “The Year of The Met.”

Blue Hill, Stone Barns

Thanks to the generous folks at SocialCode who gifted me a $500 certificate, Brian and I enjoyed a lavish dinner last week at the famous restaurant Stone Barns, just north of the city.

Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

A cozy family Thanksgiving in Montana.

A pink and purple sky

There’s not much to this post — just this incredible autumn sunset.

Hawaii Part II: Big Island

Part two of our trip of a lifetime. (For all photos, see here.)

Hawaii Part I: Maui

Truly the trip of a lifetime. (For all photos, see here.)

Happy 4th of July, 2015

We’ve lived on the East River for nearly three years, but 2015 was the first that the city decided to hold the fireworks right outside our apartment. We took advantage of the opportunity to have people over … which of course meant creating some summery cocktails from pina coladas to white sangria to lemonade to daiquiris. Enjoy the fireworks — they were truly spectacular.

A trip to Lady Liberty

No matter how many years I’ve lived in this city (nine and counting), I still enjoy the occasional trip to Tourist-ville. Mom and Dad’s annual visit gave me a great excuse to do so, which meant my first trip to Liberty Island.