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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Back to School Shopping: The Best Ways to Save Posted on Aug 30

Back to School Shopping: The Best Ways to Save

  It’s that time of year again. Labor Day doesn’t just celebrate the labor movement and the contributions of America’s working class. It also signifies the end of summer, and with that, the return to school for many students and teachers across the state. A   …Continue Reading Back to School Shopping: The Best Ways to Save

Applying for a Part-Time Scam Posted on Aug 20

Applying for a Part-Time Scam

  Many college students choose to take on part-time jobs to help offset the cost of tuition and everyday living expenses. While anxious to make money as fast and as easily as possible, students should be cautious and learn to identify a fake job offer   …Continue Reading Applying for a Part-Time Scam

Renting Rights Posted on Aug 13

Renting Rights

      For both tenants and landlords alike, it can be difficult to understand all the rules and responsibilities that go along with renting an apartment in Massachusetts. Our Office has a significant amount of information about renting on our website, but we know   …Continue Reading Renting Rights

Home Improvement Contractor Registration: What Foreign Corporations Need to Know Posted on Aug 9

Home Improvement Contractor Registration: What Foreign Corporations Need to Know

  When registering as a Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) with the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR), contractors should be especially aware of the differences between registering as an individual contractor, with or without a D/B/A (doing business as), and registering as a   …Continue Reading Home Improvement Contractor Registration: What Foreign Corporations Need to Know

What You Need to Know About Renters Insurance Posted on Aug 6

    What Is Renters Insurance? If you are thinking about renting an apartment, many experts suggest purchasing renters insurance. However, many renters either don’t know about it or don’t think they need it. Renters insurance is (generally) an optional insurance policy that individuals renting   …Continue Reading What You Need to Know About Renters Insurance