09.13.17
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How to Plan (& Provide) for a Child with Special Needs

Nobody likes to attach a dollar amount to the joys of raising a child, but the fact remains that it can be quite expensive. This

08.23.17
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Taking Over Your Aging Parents’ Finances

In the year 2011, the Baby Boomer generation started turning 65. Over the next 13 years, 10,000 Boomers will reach retirement age every day. For

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How to Deal With Huge Medical Bills

A report from the American Journal of Medicine shared some sad statistics about the state of American medical care and medical bankruptcies: A 2009 study revealed

06.17.17
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A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking and Nature Walking at Minimal Cost

About two years ago, I wrote a pretty well received article on how to get started with eight great frugal hobbies. I had a lot

06.05.17
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The Simple Guide to Healthy Living on a Budget (2017)

Afraid a healthier lifestyle won’t fit in your budget? Good news: there are many strategies for making nutrition and fitness more affordable. Many of these

06.02.17
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How to Afford Quality Dental Care

You have a dental problem that needs attention, but you’re not sure how to pay for your trip to the dentist. Take a deep breath

06.02.17
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How to Afford Corrective Eye Surgery

Thinking of ditching your glasses and contacts in favor of laser eye surgery? As technology advances, it’s becoming safer, more effective and more available than

06.02.17
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Affording Alternative Medicine

Every year, Americans pay billions of dollars for complementary, alternative and integrative health care — chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage therapy, biofeedback and more. But with

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