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Boomers Should Be Thinking About Three Things

Baby Boomers need to be thinking about retirement and the when, what, and where.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/02/2014

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The Boomers’ Retirement Income

According to a survey by Bankrate.com last summer, Boomers are retiring at the worst time in a generation.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/01/2014

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Happy Birthday Boomers!

The youngest of the Boomers turn 50 this year and are the tail end of this demographic group.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/31/2014

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Mass. Slots Operator Makes $25 Million License Payment

On Friday, Penn National Gaming announced it has submitted an electronic payment of $25 million to the state for the Plainridge Park Casino gambling license.

03/29/2014

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The Mary Poppins Tax

When you employ someone to work in your home you are required to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on their wages.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/28/2014

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What Women Need To Know About Social Security

Almost half of all elderly unmarried females rely on Social Security for 90% or more of their income.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/27/2014

Women, Money, Benefits

Your Social Security Benefits

You are going to need your Social Security benefit in retirement.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/26/2014

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Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Winter Weather Weighs On Local Economy

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Joe Mathieu looks at how the winter hurt our economy.

03/26/2014

Benefits, Medicare, Medicaid

Is Social Security Doomed?

Nope! But there is trouble brewing and of course it makes for great headlines.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/25/2014

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WBZ-TV & myTV38 Extend Phantom Gourmet For 5 Years

With this five-year extension, Phantom Gourmet will mark 26 years on television making it one of the longest running, locally produced programs ever to air in Boston.

03/24/2014

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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.

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Notable Inventions By M.I.T. Grads

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

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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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