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Jon Gorey

As seen in: The Boston Globe

Associate Editor at TheStreet. Rants, ramblings, RTs and opinions do not represent the views of my employer. (My musician self is @jongorey.)

How student loan debt causes a chain reaction in the housing market — For the kids polishing their college essays now to meet early admission deadlines, it's hard to think beyond the next four years. For many young people with college degrees, it's hard to see homeownership past a mountain of debt. America's student loan debt has reached $1.3 trillion, surpassing every type of consumer debt except mortgages.

10 Heartfelt Holiday Gifts for People Who Don't Need More Stuff - The Simple Dollar — We're all guilty of it: You put off buying a present for a loved one, and suddenly it's too late - so you just throw money at the problem and buy something for buying something's sake.

Tips for surviving in today’s bidding wars — You've been scouring real estate websites for months, touring homes as if it's your part-time job. Then, you see it: a modest but charming house that's tantalizingly within your price range given its size and location. You allow yourself a brief shriek of excitement before seeing that dreaded bit of listing lingo: "No showings until open house.

Buying and renting out a vacation home for fun (and maybe profit) — If you've ever rented a vacation house with your family or friends - scrambling to find a week that works, then forking over thousands of dollars for it - you've probably entertained a certain daydream: What if I were the one collecting all this money?

If (insert candidate name) is elected, I’m moving to Canada! — No doubt you've heard someone utter this threat before - or even proclaimed it yourself - during a presidential election. And in a campaign cycle as (adjective) as this one, where the top two candidates - (adjective) Hillary Clinton and (adjective) Donald Trump - are disliked with record-breaking fervor, it's an especially popular sentiment.

Tips and tricks for making the most of a visit to Fenway Park — How to score tickets; Where to sit; Where not to sit; Getting there; Grab some grub; Kid stuff; The Green Monster; About the singing... My first memory of Fenway Park has the typical nostalgic hue: I'm 8 years old, walking up the ramp with my dad, the impossibly bright colors and sounds from the field revealing themselves in deeper, mesmerizing clarity with each step, casting a spell that would last a lifetime.

Why planning ahead is dead — I've never been a planner - I don't even keep a calendar, digital or otherwise. And make restaurant reservations? Are you kidding? How on earth should I know what I'll want to eat in six days - or even six hours? I'm not a fortuneteller, for Pete's sake.

Honestly, you don’t need that gas lawn mower — When my wife and I bought our home, we were overwhelmed - and not just by the lengthy to-do list that came with the 1920 fixer-upper. It was late summer, and the yard was out of control. We'd just closed on our new house, and Mother Nature was already threatening to repo it.

Rocked by skyrocketing home prices, buyers eye 495 — In the early 1950s, my grandfather built a house from scratch in Northborough. The endeavor was partially an act of love for my grandmother, whom he'd met and married while stationed in England during World War II. He was determined to build her an English-style cottage to ease her homesickness.

What is it like to live in Scituate? — Sixty years ago this week, the Etrusco , an Italian freighter, washed ashore in Scituate. No one knew it then, but the spectacle of the shipwreck, stranded for months near Old Scituate Light, sparked a growth spurt in the small South Shore town.
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