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.NYC East River 4th of July Fireworks Cocktails NYC East River 4th of July Fireworks Drinks NYC East River 4th of July Fireworks Recipes NYC East River 4th of July Fireworks Spritzers NYC East River 4th of July Fireworks NYC East River 4th of July Fireworks2 NYC East River 4th of July Fireworks3 NYC East River 4th of July Party Friends NYC East River 4th of July Party

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.)