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10 Back-To-School Spending Tips & Tricks

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How to purchase everything you'll need for the new school year without blowing your overall budget.... Read full article

Downside to Parents Paying for College

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Are you helping to pay for your child's college education? If so, you might want to talk with your child about your expectations. A new study reveals that some students getting their parents' financial help are slacking off academically.... Read full article

Panera Opens New 'Pay As You Go' Café

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The Panera restaurant chain is opening a new "pay as you go" café in downtown Boston. People with limited income will be allowed to pay what they can afford for a meal, while those who want to give back can pay a bit more than a meal is worth.... Read full article

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Money

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Ignoring your money, even if you have a spouse who handles the family finances, is not a good idea. Your partner may not be as adept at money management as you think. Here are five things you both need to know about your finances.... Read full article

Reliance on Wives’ Income Still at Record Level

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As the economy continues to struggle along, a new report reveals that families are relying on wives' income at record high levels to help make ends meet.... Read full article

1 in 7 Massachusetts Children Lives in Poverty

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While Massachusetts remains among the states with the highest median income in the nation, U.S. Census figures reveal that one in seven children here live in poverty.... Read full article

Strategies for Back-to-School Shopping

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Ready for those back-to-school clothes shopping battles with your kids? Here's how to make the most of that annual clothes shopping ritual by planning ahead, setting limits and working with your child to please everyone in the process... Read full article

5 Questions for Financial Advisor John Spooner

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Author and Boston-based financial adviser John Spooner pens a new common-sense advice book told through a series of letters to his grandchildren.... Read full article

Surviving a Stalled Economy: Strategies for Families

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As we continue to deal with this recession, we all could use some strategies for stretching the dollar – spending less on bills and more on family fun and the future. Here's some sound, doable ideas from financial experts and parents.... Read full article

Get In On The Giving: More People Hungry Than Ever Before in Massachusetts

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Learn what your family can do to help the hungry in Massachusetts this holiday season, along with our annual list of other local causes worthy of support.... Read full article

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