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Scam Prevention For The Elderly

Every year thousands of people lose money to telephone scams, from a few dollars to their life savings.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/27/2014

Social Security, Checks, Retirement

Retirement Plans At Work

More and more employers are eliminating their pension plans and only 60% of employers currently offer retirement plans.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/24/2014

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All Things Travel: Mass. Tourism Continues To Grow And Set Records

Massachusetts reported its best tourism numbers at the 27th annual Governor’s Conference held at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

10/23/2014

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Study: Online Price Discrimination Is Real

A startling new study from Northeastern University concludes that price discrimination online does exist.

10/23/2014

Savings

Are You Saving Enough?

The average 401(k) balance came in at $88,600 at the end of the second quarter of this year according to a report released by Fidelity, which represents 12.4 million U.S. workers. Younger workers had saved less and older workers more.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/23/2014

Checks, Money, Payment, Loans

The Over The Hill Bonus

Congress increased the amount workers could contribute to their retirement plans but then realized that older workers closer to retirement were in rough shape.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/22/2014

401K, Retirement Plans

Retirement Plan Limits

Let’s start with the employer plans, 60% of employers offer some sort of retirement plan, but only about 50% of employees take advantage of the plans offered.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/21/2014

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Staples Looking Into Possible Data Breach

Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

10/21/2014

(WBZ-TV)

Companies Hiring ‘White Hat’ Hackers To Expose Weaknesses

More companies are employing hackers and asking them to try and break through their security measures.

10/20/2014

Workers, Employees, Technology Jobs, Computers

It’s National Save for Retirement Week!

I know we have weeks dedicated to so many different things. Did you know we have a donut week? So we should have a Save for Retirement week!

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/20/2014

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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.

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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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