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The Importance Of Updating Beneficiary Designations

Even if you leave everything in your will or trust to your spouse or children, if your mother is still named on the retirement plan or life insurance she will receive the proceeds.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/26/2014

Checks, Money, Payment, Loans

Using Your Retirement Plan As A Revolving Savings Account

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s latest study on borrowing, more than 20% of participants have outstanding loans from their retirement plans.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/25/2014

Credit Report

The Problem With Not Knowing Your Credit Stats

You may think your credit report is perfect because you have never been late or missed any of your loan payments, but recent studies have shown that perhaps as many as 50% of all credit reports have errors in them.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/24/2014

Sal's and EJ gas stations are locked in gas war. (WBZ-TV)

Holbrook Gas Stations Locked In Price War

Two gas stations have been lowering their prices for weeks to try and beat the other.

09/23/2014

Estate Planning

You Must Plan On Dying

We all do some really dumb things when it comes to our money, but sometimes it’s not what we do…it’s what we don’t do.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/23/2014

(Photo credit NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Dangers Of Not Having An Emergency Fund

Almost 50% of Massachusetts residents have an emergency fund that will last them 3 months according to a study done by FINRA’s Investor Education Foundation.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/22/2014

Fidelity, UFund, UPlan, College Savings, 529 Plan, IRA

How To Avoid Investing In The Wrong Stuff

Most investors don’t even realize they are in the wrong type of investment until it’s too late.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/19/2014

(Photo credit JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Home Depot Says Malware Affected 56M Payment Cards

The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September.

09/18/2014

(Photo credit NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Waiting To Start Saving For Retirement

Ask any 65-year-old what they would have done differently and 90% will tell you that they should have started saving sooner!

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/18/2014

An artist rendering of the proposed Wynn Casino in Everett. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Wynn Will Play Major Role In Ballot Question Campaign

On Wednesday, the state gaming commission formally approved Wynn Resorts as the winner of the Greater Boston casino license.

WBZ-TV–09/17/2014

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Kevin Garnett

Celebrity Endorsements

There’s no doubt about it. Celebrity sells. That’s why companies that make everything from drinks to makeup to credit cards pay millions for stars to endorse their products. Here is a look at some recent celebrity endorsements.

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day.  Did you know Massachusetts resident Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Wakefield, accidentally invented the chocolate chip cookie in the 1930s when the chocolate she used to make her specialty cookies did not fully melt. The chocolate in that batch was from a bar of Nestle bitter chocolate. She reached out to Nestle and they began producing chocolate chips. Thanks, Ruth!!!

Besides the chocolate chip cookie, Massachusetts boasts many more inventions. Click through the gallery to see some of them. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Hub Of Invention

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day. Did you know that chocolate chip cookies were accidentally invented in Massachusetts. Take a look at some of other things invented in Mass.

(credit: Necco)

Made In Mass.

Many products, companies and brands with national and global recognition call Massachusetts home. Some of them are family businesses, some are large corporations but all of them have interesting stories.

GPS

Notable Inventions By M.I.T. Grads

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most prestigious schools in the nation for a reason.

Ben Affleck

Movies Made In Massachusetts

Seems like every week a new movie is being filmed in Massachusetts. Here is a look at some well know, and not so well known, films shot in the Bay State.

‘Jersey Shore’ Cast On Wall Street

‘Jersey Shore’ On Wall Street

The cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” skipped the beach for a day to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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