09.27.16
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Best Pet Insurance for 2016

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 2016

We all hope that we’ll always be there for our loved ones, but sometimes life has other plans. An unexpected death can put a financial,

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

09.11.16
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Two Tips for Dealing with Food Allergies on a Budget

By Katy DeDeyne When you’re trying to make better financial decisions, one of the first areas to look at trimming back is food. From cutting down

08.30.16
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Achieving Health and Fitness Without Breaking the Bank

Almost every week, I receive a message from a reader looking for strategies to improve their personal health or fitness without spending substantial amounts of

08.25.16
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How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures in the world. Even after reading about how the fat might just come back, some

08.25.16

Best Health Insurance Companies in 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare, the individual health-care mandate, health savings accounts, high deductibles — how in the world are you supposed to keep

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How Do Medical Bills Affect Your Credit?

Questions regarding your credit generally do not have a simple cut and dried answer. Instead, credit-related questions more often require the rather ambiguous and sometimes

08.01.16
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Best Cheap Dental Insurance

I feel bad about my teeth. They’re oddly small for my mouth, so I’ve had every orthodontic treatment you can rattle off, including headgear, multiple

07.28.16
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How Much Does Lasik Cost?

In the olden days—meaning, before the very late ‘90s — people without perfect vision had two basic choices for dealing with their sight problems: eyeglasses or

07.27.16
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Bottled Water, Filters, Chlorine, and Why I Drink From the Shower

When the water crisis in Flint, Mich., started to gain national attention, I took notice, as did all concerned citizens. I was horrified at the

07.15.16
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How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

What’s more fun than a root canal? Needing one but having no idea how much it will cost. Not only do you have the stress

06.25.16
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23 Low Cost Things You Can Do to Minimize the Expense and Suffering from the Biggest Health Risks

According to the CDC’s 2015 health report, the top ten leading causes of death among Americans are as follows: Heart disease: 614,348 reported deaths in

06.25.16
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Depression, Spending, and Bad Money Behaviors

Can you imagine walking through your entire life… in two feet of water? You’re commuting to work in water, walking up the stairs to your office

06.24.16
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Can Eating More Potatoes Help You Save Money and Lose Weight?

I’m always on the lookout for a good hack. Whether it’s trying butter in my coffee in the morning for sustained energy (didn’t work), writing

06.09.16
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12 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Awful

Some days, I wake up and I absolutely don’t feel like working or doing much of anything. I feel like curling up in a ball

05.19.16
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Seven ‘Cheats’ to Trick Yourself Into Exercising

In a perfect world, we would all eat nine servings of fruits, veggies, and grains every single day. We would grow our own (organic) produce,

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