People in debt are sacrificing their health to make ends meet.
Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the average American household spends roughly 7 percent of their income on healthcare costs. Medical bills are almost the most common type of debt to end up in collections. With that in mind, Debt.com has the latest advice on how to minimize healthcare costs so can be well without breaking the bank.
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If you’re sick over medical debt you can’t pay, you’re not alone.
Make sure you perform this medical debt self-exam before paying a collection agency.
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Are medical bills giving you a headache? Blowing them off will only cause more financial pain.
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Making these false assumptions about Medicare coverage could drain retirement savings fast.
Make sure you’re up to the task before agreeing to make medical decisions for another person.
If you’re looking for a clever way to cut taxes, pay less for healthcare, and build retirement savings, a health savings account (HSA) delivers. Laura’s guide will help you start an HSA, understand the rules, and use it to your financial advantage.
Know these facts about open enrollment before you begin shopping for health insurance.
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Whether leaving a job is cause for tears or celebration, knowing your rights and options for medical benefits is critical.
This complete guide will help you start an HSA and use it to your financial advantage.
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Protecting your health and income isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.
Learn how the voluntary Medicare Part D program can save you lots of money on your prescription medication, and how you can qualify for it.
Retired Americans advise to pay attention to your health – or it’ll cost you.
Millions of seniors failed to save enough to stop working, and now younger Americans are making their same mistakes.
It’s no longer in the headlines, but it’s still in our heads.
Debt can not only ruin your life, it can kill you.