Money Matters

Financial Planner Dee Lee and WBZ NewsRadio’s Business Editor Jeff Brown provide listeners with tips on successful financial planning. Click here to sign up for the weekly Money Matters Newsletter.

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The Need To Save More: A Spending Plan

Our government can print up money but you and I cannot! So we need to find ways to save more.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/08/2016

Savings

The Need To Save More: Your Retirement Fund

Recently I was speaking about retirement planning and I was very disappointed when only about half my audience raised their hands when asked if they were actively saving for retirement.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/07/2016

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Credit Myths: You Should Never Pay An Annual Fee For A Credit Card

I am on the fence on this one. I do like free a lot and with a good credit score you may be able to get both.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/04/2016

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Credit Myths: Closing Unused Credit Cards Will Increase My Credit Score

Closing unused credit cards accounts certainly will streamline your finances making them more manageable, but closing an account could lower your total credit line.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/03/2016

Checks, Money, Payment, Loans

Credit Myths: Overdraft Protection Will Protect Me

Banks love it when you opt into overdraft protection on your checking account or debit card.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/02/2016

Papers

Credit Myths: Automatic Bill Paying/Never Miss A Payment

Automatic bill paying is a great way to have your bills paid on time and it saves you time.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/01/2016

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Credit Myths: You Can Live Without A Credit Card

If you pay cash for everything you will never overspend or owe interest on anything you purchase, however you will also not build credit.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/31/2016

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Preventing Senior Scams: Medical Fraud

Besides trying to get your Medicare number, scammers may call about an overdue medical bill, asking for bank account information so they can process the payment. Best advice, hang up.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/28/2016

Medigap, Elderly Services

Preventing Senior Scams: Medicare Fraud

Almost everyone over 65 has Medicare as their primary insurance and your Medicare card uses your Social Security number for identification.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/27/2016

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Preventing Senior Scams: Research Offers

The Federal Trade Commission has some guidelines when dealing with a possible scammer on the phone.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/26/2016

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