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The Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence has been overturned

The Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence has been overturned

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in 2015; Friday, that death sentence was overturned when a federal appeals court ruled that the jury at Tsarnaev’s initial trial was not properly screened for bias. In the ruling, three judges from the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals…
A Week In The Suburbs Of Boston, MA On A $132,000 Joint Salary

A Week In The Suburbs Of Boston, MA On A $132,000 Joint Salary

Occupation: Events CoordinatorIndustry: Environmental ServicesAge: 28Location: Boston Suburbs, MASalary: $67,000Husband (K.'s) Salary: $65,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,840.31K.'s Paycheck (1x/month): $2,700 + a commission check that varies each monthGender: WomanMonthly ExpensesMortgage: $2,000 (It's actually $1,864.67, but we pay $2,000 monthly and put the extra toward to principal)Loans: $0 (K. and I were lucky to have parents/grandparents that…
A Week In The Boston Area On A $96,000 Joint Income

A Week In The Boston Area On A $96,000 Joint Income

Occupation: Managing Editor Industry: EducationAge: 28Location: Boston, MAMy Salary: $61,000 My Husband's Salary (T.): $35,000My Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,807 (post taxes, 401(k), transit pass)My Husband's Paycheck Amount (1x/month): $2,800 (graduate student stipend/external grants) Gender Identity: WomanMonthly ExpensesRent: $2,180 for a one-bedroom near T.'s campus (includes pet fee) + $200 parkingHealth insurance: $110 (from T.'s stipend)Utilities:…
A Week In The Greater Boston Area On A $64,948 Income

A Week In The Greater Boston Area On A $64,948 Income

10:45 a.m. — I have work at a clothing store today at noon so I start getting ready. I put on my contacts, brush my teeth, and put on SPF 50 sunscreen. Since I have the time, I put on a full face of makeup: primer, Tarte concealer, Bare Minerals foundation, Maybelline powder, Tarte bronzer,…
A Week In Boston, MA, On A $74,000 Salary

A Week In Boston, MA, On A $74,000 Salary

Monthly ExpensesMortgage: $2,345 for a 3br/2ba condo (includes mortgage, condo fee, escrowed taxes, but I rent my unit out for $3,720 a month so I make money. I recently refinanced the loan at a lower rate, which brought my monthly payments down by $325!) Rent: $1,300 (for my half a 2br/2ba apartment I share with…
A Week In Boston, MA, On A $145,000 Salary

A Week In Boston, MA, On A $145,000 Salary

Monthly ExpensesRent: $1,270 (My boyfriend, D., and I split a ~650 sq. ft. one-bedroom apartment. He currently makes less than I do, and we've decided to always base our rent budget on the lower salary so we can each pay half comfortably. We love our apartment, location, and landlord, and this is a steal for…
A Week In Boston, MA, On A $37,000 Income

A Week In Boston, MA, On A $37,000 Income

3 p.m. — Finally back home, hungry and victorious. At the first store, I picked up cereal, ice cream, sliced turkey, mozzarella, coffee, cucumbers, onions, hummus, guacamole, and yogurt ($38.45). Store #2 was tortillas, Parmesan, corn, tomatoes, broccoli, frozen fruit, pasta sauce, toilet paper, potatoes, and a giant package of chicken breasts ($44.33). At the…
A Week In Boston, MA, On A $62,000 Salary

A Week In Boston, MA, On A $62,000 Salary

4 p.m. — My boss left over an hour ago, so I pack up and leave early, too. I take the bus home and listen to the new episode of This American Life. As soon as I'm home, I change into leggings and a tank, grab my grocery bags, and leave the house without sitting…
A Week In Boston, MA On A $75,000 Salary

A Week In Boston, MA On A $75,000 Salary

Monthly ExpensesMortgage: $1,530 (for my half of a mortgage on a five bed, three bath house in the 'burbs that I split with N. and our collective four children, includes taxes and insurance; I share the house with my husband, my two kids from a previous marriage, and my two stepkids from my husband's previous…
A Week In Boston, MA, On A $55,000 Salary

A Week In Boston, MA, On A $55,000 Salary

Monthly ExpensesRent: $925 for a cut-through room in a 3-bedroom apartment with two close friends. Loans: $0 (I took out about $30,000 of loans for school, and I finished paying them off one year post-grad.)Utilities (Gas, Electric, and Internet): $60-100 (varies seasonally)ClassPass: $45/month (to supplement my running)Netflix & Hulu: $0 (I use my parents' accounts.)Spotify…

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