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Get Addicted to Saving posted on Apr 19

  Since 2003, Financial Literacy Month is a nationally recognized campaign that aims to teach consumers how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits, such as saving and managing debt. And there’s no question as to why this month is important, considering a 2017 GoBankingRates   …Continue Reading Get Addicted to Saving

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Rock ‘n Play Recall posted on Apr 16

    Fisher-Price announced that it has decided to voluntarily recall its Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. The product, which can cost between $50 and $150 dollars, has come under scrutiny after reportedly being linked to the death of more than 30 infants. The recall covers   …Continue Reading Rock ‘n Play Recall

Refreshed your tech’s health at Office Depot? posted on Apr 2

Refreshed your tech’s health at Office Depot?

Consumer alert! Office Depot and its software supplier have recently agreed to a $35 million settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that, from 2009 to late 2016, Office Depot deceived customers into paying for computer repair and technical services that they didn’t   …Continue Reading Refreshed your tech’s health at Office Depot?

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month posted on Apr 1

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving was responsible for almost 3,450 deaths in 2016. Distracted driving is categorized by NHTSA as “any activity that prevents you from giving your full attention to the activity of driving while behind the wheel.”   …Continue Reading April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Physical Damage Coverage posted on Mar 26

Physical Damage Coverage

If you’ve ever been in a car accident or needed to file an insurance claim for damages to your car, you know the headaches you may have to endure as you file paperwork, get the damage appraised and bring your car to the repair shop   …Continue Reading Physical Damage Coverage

Tips for Avoiding Tricks this Tax Season posted on Mar 20

Tips for Avoiding Tricks this Tax Season

Tips for Avoiding Tricks this Tax Season 20-25% percent of Americans will file their taxes about two weeks before the filing deadline. In Massachusetts, the deadline to file your taxes is April 17. Whether you’re preparing to file your taxes or planning to be one   …Continue Reading Tips for Avoiding Tricks this Tax Season