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Let’s end all sales tax holidays in Massachusetts

By Al Norman Several years ago I bought a kitchen stove during the “sales tax holiday” in Massachusetts. Most years I ignore the “holiday” on sales tax. But the kitchen stove was a purchase I needed to make, so I waited for the tax-free weekend. In my case, the retailer who sold me the stove […]

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Are garage sales worth it? Consider these options

If you’re waffling on whether to devote your time to labeling items and waking up at dawn to hold a weekend garage sale, you may want to consider donating, selling online or selling on consignment, suggests Becky Jones, senior lecturer of accounting and business law in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. Those options are […]

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Downsizing, cleaning a relative’s house? Ins and outs of estate sales

Your parents have died or are moving to a nursing home, and their house is filled with a lifetime of possessions. Or maybe you’re ready to downsize your own house.

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Airstream can’t keep up with demand

The instantly recognizable silver bubble design hasn’t been tweaked much since the first Airstreams took to the open road in the 1930.

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Tips will help flea-market shoppers

Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful.

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