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Banks

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

The Taxes On Your Investments

Investments that you hold for less than a year and then sell are considered short term investments and are taxed as ordinary income.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/15/2013

Social Security

When Are You Legally Obligated To Give Someone Your Social Security Number?

Must I provide a Social Security number to any business or government agency that asks?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/16/2012

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Governor Signs Bill To Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has given final approval to legislation that seeks to prevent home foreclosures by forcing mortgage lenders to offer modifications on certain “risky” loans.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/04/2012

Consumer Protection Division.

Top Consumer Complaints Of 2011

Complaints about home improvement contractors, along with used cars, insurance policies and foreclosure scams were among the top consumer gripes in Massachusetts.

03/13/2012

Tax Preparers, Tax Prep

Tax Season: Getting Started

For most people the tax information has begun piling up on the kitchen counter.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/13/2012

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GMAC Responds To Attorney General’s Lawsuit

One day after it was among five major banks sued by Massachusetts over deceptive foreclosure practices, GMAC Mortgage said Friday that it will stop purchasing new mortgage loans written by third parties in the state.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/03/2011

school-bus

Soundbytes Of The Week: 10/28

Boston students getting off the bus, for good. Leaving big banks and fees behind. St. Peter-Marian football player with Down Syndrome scores a TD. Baseball’s epic Game Six.

10/28/2011

More Banks Cancelling Customers’ Credit Cards

The intent of the credit card reform law is pretty clear. It is supposed to protect consumers from getting taken advantage of by big banks.

05/31/2011

checkbook

Survey: Many Banks Not Telling Whole Story On Fees

A survey by MASSPIRG, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group, of 350 banks finds that almost a quarter of them refused to disclose their full list of charges and fees.

04/13/2011

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Interest Rates, The Lending Industry And Appraisals As They Relate To The Real Estate Market In Massachusetts

in Part 4 the panel discusses interest rates, the lending industry and appraisals as they relate to the real estate market in Massachusetts.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/17/2010

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