Author: Simi George, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPA/ID Candidate
Hello! We are a team of Harvard graduate students hoping to contribute to the work and mission of the Cambridge Community Center through a project for a class. As part of this project, we are looking to trade up from a little red paper clip to something of value to the Community Center.
This project is inspired by the true story of a Canadian blogger, Kyle Macdonald, who traded up from a red paperclip to a… house! For further details, please visit http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/. While we do not yet have a house in our cache, so far, we have traded our paperclips for a range of items including air conditioning units and an autographed copy of a book by acclaimed writer, Ian McEwan.
Author: Erin Gullage, Financial Coordinator
Spending money sometimes feels good, but sometimes it feels scary too. How do you keep up with your expenses? Buying new things can be exciting, but how do you save for yourself and your family? How do we save money when our incomes don't match our expenses? Learning a few simple tips about budgeting can empower you and your relationship with money. YOU are in control, not the credit card companies or bill collectors. Learning to budget your finances can help you spend less and save more.