Between fans and air conditioners in the summer and heaters in the winter, Massachusetts residents are almost always running systems to heat or cool their homes. However, you can easily boost your home’s energy efficiency — for the summer and the winter — to keep …Continue Reading How to Make Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Will Help You Save All Year
Taking public transit, walking, or riding your bike can all get you where you’re going in an eco-friendly way, but there’s another way to reduce the carbon footprint on your next trip. Buying or leasing a low- or zero-emission vehicle can help you go a …Continue Reading Get Money Back for Your Electric Vehicle
While filing your Massachusetts taxes this year, don’t forget about property taxes. The Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Massachusetts Court System provide information on who’s required to pay property taxes and where to file them. Do I Need to Pay Property Taxes? If you …Continue Reading Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts
If you are over 65, are blind, or have a disability, you may be eligible to receive benefits through the Massachusetts State Supplement Program (SSP). SSP helps qualified residents pay for basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. You can find out more about the program, your …Continue Reading The Massachusetts State Supplement Program
Each year, financial aid helps millions of students across the United States achieve their dreams of attending college. There are many free resources available to guide you through the application process. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), a division of the Department of Higher …Continue Reading 4 Things to Do When Applying for Financial Aid
This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA). Did you know you have a resource in Massachusetts to help you and your family plan for college? We are the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), a not-for-profit state authority that was …Continue Reading MEFA: A College Planning Resource for Massachusetts Residents
The first part of our credit series showed how understanding credit can help you build a positive credit history. Now it’s time to talk about credit management. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) offer guidance on checking your credit …Continue Reading Managing Consumer Credit: Part 2
Have a credit card but don’t know how it works? Considering taking out a loan but not sure if you qualify? In the first of this two-part series, the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR) and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) outline the …Continue Reading Understanding Consumer Credit: Part 1
Since January, the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) has approved 29 economic development projects creating 1,604 new jobs, retaining 2,481 existing jobs, and leveraging $375.8 million in private investment. This initiative, managed by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) — part of the Executive …Continue Reading The Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP): Helping Massachusetts Businesses Grow
Whether it’s a few dollars in your coat pocket or change in an old piggy bank, everyone loves finding forgotten money. The Commonwealth is currently holding more than $2.4 billion in unclaimed property, and according to the Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Division, under the Office of …Continue Reading Get Your Money Back, Massachusetts!
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