Kids & Cash: Lessons

April is National Financial Literacy Month. I think we need more than a month to learn about financial principles.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/09/2012

Attorney General Martha Coakley

Keller @ Large: Martha Coakley On New Mortgage Settlement

Attorney General Martha Coakley recently signed a new settlement that could help thousands of homeowners in Massachusetts. Jon Keller is at large.


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Below 4% For First Time Ever

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage this week fell below 4 percent for the first time ever, to 3.94 percent.


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Baby Boomers Banking On Home Values May Be Surprised

A Lot of baby boomers are betting on the value of their home to help get them through retirement. But the money they were banking on might not be there.


More People Refinancing, Picking Shorter-Term Mortgages

Homeowners can refinance their 30-year fixed mortgage to take advantage of lower rates, while many others are refinancing into shorter-term mortgages.


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Clock Ticking On Deal To Extend Debt Ceiling

As of August 2, the U.S. Congress loses the power to borrow money.



Money Matters – Insurance Primer: Insurance You Probably Don’t Need

Insurance is a financial tool that is used when you don’t have enough dollars in your emergency fund to cover the loss yourself.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/15/2011

Report: 1 In 5 Massachusetts Homeowners Underwater With Their Mortgages

Thousands of Bay State homeowners are underwater with their mortgages, but they are still faring better than many other states.


Money Matters – Couples & Money: Yours? Mine? Ours?

According to research by Utah State University, married couples that frequently fight over money are more likely to split up.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/31/2011

Report: 17% Boston Area Homeowners ‘Underwater’

A new report says about 17-percent of Boston area homeowners are “underwater,” which means they have a mortgage balance that’s greater than their home’s value.