05.17.17
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How to Choose the Best Health Savings Account

Ever since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Americans have shown a renewed interest in health savings accounts, or HSAs.

05.04.17
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Massages Are Crazy Expensive, Until You Learn to Do Your Own

Back when I was a Division I collegiate athlete, one of my favorite perks was getting free massages. Any time I felt tight, I could head

04.18.17
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A Guide to Rucking, My Favorite Low-Cost Exercise Activity

Over the last few years, I’ve become more and more interested in improving my physical fitness. The reasons are simple. I want to live longer.

04.13.17
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The Surprisingly Versatile Vegetable You May Be Ignoring (and Nine Creative Ways to Cook It)

“Eat your vegetables,” your mom told you. And she had a point. Federal researchers note that people who eat more natural foods are less likely

12.27.16
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Can You Save Money Using an Online Pharmacy?

If you’ve ever considered using an online pharmacy, your goal is probably to save money. Sure, online pharmacies may tout the fact that they’re convenient

12.23.16
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What’s a Patient Advocate – and Should You Have One?

Preventable medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer, according to a recent study

12.22.16
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Homemade Broth: A Healthy and Frugal Winter Treat for Body and Soul

Winter’s here, and if you’re anything like me, cold weather brings with it a strong desire to eat warm, hearty soups. And what is at

12.20.16
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How Much Does an Eye Exam Cost?

It happens to the best of us. You get a little older and you just can’t see as well as you used to. Maybe it’s

12.12.16
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The Complete Guide to Health Insurance

Even though the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law in 2010, America’s solution to health care is still hotly debated.

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12 Low-Cost Strategies for Saving on Medical Costs and Improving Your Family’s Health

The average American incurs $10,345 in medical expenses each year, according to government estimates. No matter how wealthy you are, this is an extremely heavy financial burden

11.14.16
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The Obamacare Penalty: What Is the Fine for Not Buying Health Insurance?

If you you’re planning to save money by skipping health insurance coverage, don’t forget that you may face a federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) penalty

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 13): Trimming Your Spending – Health Care

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from

10.14.16
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How Much Does a Filling Cost?

While almost all Americans now have some form of health insurance because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (popularly known as “Obamacare”), dental insurance

10.08.16
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Does Health Insurance Cover Therapy and Other Mental Health Treatments?

Nearly one in 25 adults experiences a serious mental illness that interferes with major life activities each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

09.27.16
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Best Pet Insurance for 2017

Owning a pet isn’t cheap. The average lifetime cost of raising a dog is about $23,410, according to the American Kennel Club. A cat costs

09.20.16
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Best Term Life Insurance for 2017

Getting a term life policy is by far the most popular and affordable way to get life insurance. It can provide you and your family

09.15.16
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Planning for the Cost of an MRI, CT Scan, or Other Diagnostic Procedure

Health care isn’t cheap in America, nor is it very transparent, and diagnostic procedures are no exception to this rule. X-rays, CT scans, and echocardiograms

09.13.16
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How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

Your smile is the accessory that you’re stuck with. And if you didn’t heed mom’s warnings and neglected your teeth in your youth — or you’ve been drinking five