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Shopping for Shamrocks posted on Mar 15

Consumers are expected to spend a lot of green this St. Patrick’s Day. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that Americans will spend upwards of $5.9 billion to celebrate the Irish holiday. Results from the NRF’s annual survey predict that the average person will spend   …Continue Reading Shopping for Shamrocks

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Can you recall that recall? posted on Mar 7

Can you recall that recall?

Product Recall! You’ve probably seen too many articles and news stories to count featuring that phrase. Whether it’s defective airbags, combustible smartphones, or contaminated produce, companies and consumer protection agencies will alert the public if a product is unsafe, hazardous or defective. You may be   …Continue Reading Can you recall that recall?

Working from home? Be sure to check your insurance needs! posted on Mar 6

Working from home? Be sure to check your insurance needs!

No traffic, no tie, no sweat. From telecommuting to running their own business, many people are forgoing a traditional office setting for the comfort of their own home. Regardless of what kind of work you’re doing, you should make sure you are informed as to   …Continue Reading Working from home? Be sure to check your insurance needs!

Taking the pain out of the pump posted on Mar 5

Taking the pain out of the pump

A recent AAA survey lists the national gas average at $2.58, but every consumer knows that gas prices can fluctuate from week to week, sometimes hitting new lows and highs. That’s why it’s important for consumers to know they’re getting the amount they pay for   …Continue Reading Taking the pain out of the pump

Cost of the Cold posted on Feb 27

Cost of the Cold

  The plummeting temperatures this January may have caused a bit of a shock when you opened your latest electric bill. Boston was stuck in a cold snap for almost two weeks, including seven days below 20 degrees, according to Fox 25 Boston. If you   …Continue Reading Cost of the Cold

Energy Bill Scam Calls posted on Feb 23

Energy Bill Scam Calls

Many staff from our Office have been receiving incessant phone calls regarding their energy bills. Luckily, we know a scam when we hear one. We called the scammer back after receiving 3 calls, each listing a different call back number along with different reference numbers.   …Continue Reading Energy Bill Scam Calls