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Gerri Willis answers: Are driver-assist features worth the money?

You've been hearing about it for a long time now – the advent of the self-driving car – and while it seems too like science fiction, the reality is that we are getting darn close to vehicles that can do all the heavy lifting for you.

Report: Facebook wants to be in the money-transfer business


In a bid to gain further traction in emerging markets, Facebook (FB) is reportedly planning to jump into the money transfer business by servicing remittances and electronic money. According to the Financial Times, the world's largest social network is requesting approval from Ireland’s central bank to become an "e-money" institution. Such a distinction would allow Facebook to issue units of stored monetary value that represent a claim against the company. More>>

Tax filing deadline approaching fast, IRS gives tips, tricks for filing

04-10-14: Tax filing deadline approaching fast, IRS gives tips, tricks for filing More>>

Gerri Willis: Decoding a college award letter

It's that time of year when prospective college students all over the country are getting acceptance letters and financial aid packages. If you or a member of your family is part of this group, brace yourself. More>>

Willis Report: Saving 20-percent while shopping

What if I told you there is a way you can save your family 20 percent whether you are shopping at the grocery store or the mall -- guaranteed? You'd be surprised, right? More>>

Employers have the upper hand as wage growth stays static

The number of people still out of work is not only weighing on the economy and labor market, it's also hurting income. More>>

Gerri Willis: What you need to know about Affordable Care Act deadline extension

The Affordable Care Act deadline may have been extended to mid April, but if you are shopping for coverage, you'll need to know the rules of the road. More>>

Mass. jobless rate falls below US, to 6.5 percent

The Massachusetts unemployment rate has dropped back below the national average and officials say the state added an estimated 3,800 jobs in February. More>>

Gerri Willis: Gluten-free industry is booming

You can't go anywhere these days without running into gluten-free products. Whether you're at the grocery store or in a restaurant, the gluten-free option is everywhere. More>>

Gerri Willis: Looking for tax deductions

If ever there was a year to look for deductions to your tax bill, this is it. More>>

Gerri Willis: America's worst charities

Americans are the most generous people in the world giving an eye popping $310 billion to charities last year, but if you like to donate, it pays to be sure your money is being used wisely. More>>

MassDOT officials consider private partnership for third Cape Cod bridge

State transportation officials joined together Monday to discuss a plan to build another bridge across the Cape Cod Canal that would require travelers to pay a toll. More>>

Gerri Willis: Impact of cable company merger to be felt in U.S. living rooms

The proposed $45 billion marriage of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has caught the eye of regulators and Congress, but the real impacts will be felt in American living rooms. More>>

From child care to college, the high cost of having kids

It never ceases to amaze me what my friends spend to raise their children. Between the child care, the private schools, and clothing, it's no wonder so many parents both work. More>>

Data breach hits some Marriott, Holiday Inn customers

A nationwide hotel operator is investigating a suspected data security breach. More>>

Realtors share their list of 25 hottest towns in Massachusetts for 2013

McGeough and Lamacchia Realty has broken down the top spots in Massachusetts where home sales soared in 2013. More>>

Gerri Willis explains how to bring down home heating costs

The arctic plunge felt all over the country is pressuring Americans' wallets. Despite the revolution in energy production, high demand and supply constraints are sending energy prices soaring.

Neiman Marcus: 1.1M cards possibly compromised

Neiman Marcus says 1.1 million debit and credit cards used at its stores may have been compromised in a security breach last year. More>>

Gerri Willis: Top ways to protect yourself from credit hackers

The Target breach of credit card numbers and other private information of as many as 110 million customers has just about everyone on edge.

Google contact lens could be option for diabetics

Sandwiched in this lens are two twinkling glitter-specks loaded with tens of thousands of miniaturized transistors. More>>

Gerri Willis: Steps to take before landing that new job in 2014

More and more folks these days are asking themselves whether they could transition to a new career. More>>

Neiman Marcus latest victim of security breach

Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus confirmed Saturday that thieves stole some of its customers' payment card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season. More>>

Target: Breach affected millions more customers

Target's pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month. More>>

Study: Mass. wasted billions on health care spending in 2012

A new study from a state agency created to monitor health care reform and payment systems suggests as much as 39-percent of the state's health care spending in 2012 could be considered wasteful. More>>

Gerri Willis explains what to do with all those gift cards you got

Chances are, you are entering the new year with one or two gift cards in your wallet. That's because, for the seventh year in a row, the most-requested gift was gift cards, according to the National Retail Federation. More>>

Target says PIN data stolen in breach

Target says customers' encrypted PIN data was removed during the massive data breach that occurred earlier this month. More>>

Retailers turn to 'after Christmas' deals

Thursday is expected to be the fifth largest shopping day of the year as retailers roll out end-of-year markdowns earlier than in previous years. More>>

Shoppers express fury, frustration over Target data breach

Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers. More>>

Up to 40 million accounts possibly impacted by Target data breach

The Secret Service says it is investigating a credit- and debit-card data theft at Target stores. More>>

Celtics owners plug in to Formula E racing circuit

A new, environmentally friendly auto racing series just got even greener. More>>

Two winners in $636M Mega Millions drawing

The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday. More>>

Former MGH employee accused of bilking $640K from the hospital

A former Massachusetts General Hospital employee was indicted Thursday amid allegations that he stole more than $640,000 from the hospital. More>>

Powerball ticket sold in Sterling is one of two jackpot winners

Lottery ticket holders in Nebraska and Massachusetts will be sharing an estimated $122 million Powerball jackpot. More>>

CVS to stop selling tobacco products by October

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. More>>

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