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7 Ways to Cut Heating Costs this Winter

Posted by Trish Reske on Dec 6, 2017 9:35:49 AM

Heating your home can be expensive. According to the Energy Markets Division of Mass.gov (MassDOER), the average residential customer last year was predicted to pay $728 for natural gas, $2,171 for oil, $2,176 for propane, and $553 for electric heating. How can you cut the high costs of heating your home this winter? Here are 7 ways you can stay warm while bring the cost of heating down:

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Topics: Money Management, Budgeting, Mass Save

How Eating Out Eats Into Your Budget

Posted by Trish Reske on Nov 30, 2017 1:31:57 PM

While everyone may enjoy a home-cooked meal, it appears that more and more Americans are choosing not to prepare meals at home.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2015-2016, Americans as a whole spent more money at bars and restaurants than they did on groceries. This trend has been on the rise over the years, with Americans choosing to eat out or buy prepared foods rather than cook at home.

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Topics: Money Management, Budgeting

How to Ask Your Boss for a Raise – and Get It: 5 Tips

Posted by Trish Reske on Nov 22, 2017 7:00:00 AM

You’re a great employee. You work hard, and have been performing better than average at your job. You get positive input from your co-workers and your manager. But the bottom line is that you’re not getting paid what you know you are worth. How do you go about asking your boss for the raise that you deserve? Below are 5 tips on how to ask your boss for a raise – and raise the chances of you actually getting it.

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Topics: Money Management

Are Americans Prepared for Retirement?

Posted by Trish Reske on Nov 14, 2017 10:09:23 AM

The answer is scary. According to the recent studies, 1 in 3 American non-retirees have no retirement savings or pension at all. And, 38% of respondents say that they have no plans to retire, or will delay it as long as possible, as a means of coping without retirement savings. 

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Topics: Retirement and Investing

Surprising Student Discounts and Deals

Posted by Trish Reske on Feb 25, 2016 9:53:13 AM

Being a student can be expensive, especially when it comes to paying for college or post-graduate school. That’s why if you are a student – or if you are the parent of a current student – it pays to become educated in the ways one can save money by flashing a student ID. Not everyone is aware of the all of the deals discounts that are out there – and how they can add up.

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Topics: College, Youth, Savings, CU Thrive

Help Your Employees Get Healthy: Here's How

Posted by Trish Reske on Sep 16, 2015 1:13:48 PM

Most professional businesses are office-based, which means that the work environment itself is not conducive to promoting a healthy lifestyle. Even the most fit employees can slowly compromise their health by sitting all day in front of a screen, skipping meals to meet deadlines, and raiding the vending machine for an afternoon “pick me up.”

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Topics: Lunch and Learn

Be the Boss You'd Want to Have

Posted by Trish Reske on Jul 21, 2015 1:31:55 PM

Almost everyone has a horror story to tell when it comes to bad bosses. Whether it’s the bully boss, the micromanager, the boss who takes credit for your hard work, the incompetent – or even worse – the always absent boss. A bad boss can make even the most fulfilling work environment unbearable.

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Topics: employee engagement

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