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Monthly Archives: October 2009

When Car Shopping, Look for Yellow Posted on Oct 29

When Car Shopping, Look for Yellow

  Not everyone would be interested in a yellow car, but when you go car shopping, it’s a good idea to look for yellow – the yellow sticker that must be attached to all cars that detail the Massachusetts Lemon Laws. Today, we announced the   …Continue Reading When Car Shopping, Look for Yellow

Attention to H1N1 Flu Creates Environment for Bogus Cures Posted on Oct 28

  As is often the case when a particular issue becomes the focus of national attention, there’s been a recent outburst of products that aren’t just ineffective in fighting the flu and the H1N1 virus, they might actually be harmful. The federal Food and Drug   …Continue Reading Attention to H1N1 Flu Creates Environment for Bogus Cures

‘Going Green’ on Appliances Can Earn Green for Your Wallet Posted on Oct 22

  “Going green” is not just about driving a fuel-efficient car or recycling cans and bottles. Some of our everyday tasks can be quite taxing on the environment, and more importantly, on our wallets. Most home appliances are energy hogs, driving up our electricity bills   …Continue Reading ‘Going Green’ on Appliances Can Earn Green for Your Wallet

Reforms Will Change Small Business Health Insurance Posted on Oct 21

  I was in Quincy yesterday morning with Governor Patrick when he announced a series of reforms aimed at helping reduce the rapid cost increases in health insurance premiums for small businesses. It’s an important step that is necessary to help create the best possible   …Continue Reading Reforms Will Change Small Business Health Insurance

Playing It Safe – That’s the Ticket Posted on Oct 9

  Playoff baseball returns to Fenway Park on Sunday, and for every fan lucky enough to have a ticket to the game, there are thousands who’d love to go in their place. Many of those fans shut out will go to great lengths on the   …Continue Reading Playing It Safe – That’s the Ticket

Focus on Household Finances This Month Posted on Oct 8

  Gov. Deval Patrick has proclaimed October Financial Education Month (Download Financial Education Month Proclamation 10.09), which puts the spotlight on an important issue for families across Massachusetts. While the current economic environment may not be conducive to long-term planning for many households, it is   …Continue Reading Focus on Household Finances This Month