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The average New England household spends more than $1,500 on energy bills. Half of that amount goes to heating and cooling.

Energy-saving tips don’t have to be complicated or expensive

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - Typical of many seniors, George Downie has an aging home. Heating and cooling bills―which typically make up the...

When to start collecting Social Security is one of the most important retirement decisions

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION – When should you start collecting Social Security? Anytime you want once you reach age 62. That’s a fact....
One survey revealed that over half of 50-plus professionals view remote work as a more productive option.

Remote work on the rise for many older workers

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - While inching along in I-93 traffic every day or plodding along slushy Boston streets in horrible winter weather,...
The grocery store is one place where the effects of inflation have been felt greatly. Photo/Submitted

Tips on coping with inflation

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION – Costs are higher when you pump gas, go to the grocery store, and pay for many other necessities....
Attorneys Michelle Beneski and Dan Surprenant Photo/Submitted

Surprenant & Beneski P.C. encourages early estate planning

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer REGION - Learning about power of attorney, trusts, wills and health directives does not need to be overwhelming. The legal...
With all the financial considerations of bankruptcy, one other factor is not measured in dollars and cents―the psychological impact.

Should you declare bankruptcy?

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - If you’re considering bankruptcy, there are a lot of lawyers in Massachusetts who can help. And many offer...
DCU (Digital Federal Credit Union), is a well-known Massachusetts-based credit union, headquartered in Marlborough. Pictured is the Solomon Pond branch in that city. Photo/Submitted

Credit unions offer an alternative to big banks for consumers

By Debbie Spingarn, Contributing Writer REGION - If you’re tired of high banking fees, long telephone hold times and poor customer service, maybe your current...
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Estate planning for pets ensures your wishes are honored

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer Most people just want peace of mind―to know that the family pet will be loved and cared for after...
Older residents of Massachusetts who are struggling financially may get some relief from the state’s Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. Photo/pixabay.com

Massachusetts seniors may be eligible for circuit breaker tax credit

By Kelley Walker Perry, Contributing Writer  BOSTON – Older residents who are struggling financially walk into the Mattapan Family Service Center at 535 River Street,...

Financial advice proves helpful for self-employed individuals planning for retirement

By Leslie Anderson, Contributing Writer REGION - Operating a successful business reflects long-held goals for many people. Working for oneself provides a certain satisfaction of...