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Why You Need 3 Savings Accounts

Some of us hoard cash while paying 18 percent interest on a credit card balance. Others blow through a tax refund as if it were free money when it’s actually a return of our own hard-earned dollars.

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Unpaid Bills, Debt Burdens: Are You Afraid to Look at Your Finances?

Not wanting to confront unpaid bills is a perfectly understandable, if unfortunate, reaction to a bad financial situation.

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How to get and maintain your financial health

Some numbers matter more than others. How much you make is important, for example, but your financial health depends far more on how much you keep.

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Mass. home health workers win wage hike to $15 an hour

More than 35,000 personal care attendants in Massachusetts have won the right to a $15-an-hour starting wage, the first state-level victory in a nationwide campaign to raise pay for low-wage workers to $15 an hour. The agreement, reached after five months of negotiations between the Baker administration and Service Employees International Union Local 1199 that […]

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Financial Literacy Quiz: Test your money IQ

Even the most financially savvy individuals encounter and sometimes let personal finance myths influence how they manage their money. Some of these misconceptions are rooted in faulty information right from the start.

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Personal ‘Obamacare’ accounts debut

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON — You can now open your own personal “Obamacare” account — but you’ll have to wait awhile before you can actually use it to pick a health insurance plan. Just eight weeks before the Oct. 1 launch of open enrollment under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, administration officials announced […]

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