healthcare

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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Ask The Expert: Are Old People Like Beans?

August 10, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know if her husband’s theory is accurate or crazy.

Obamacare is going to cost you one way or another.

Dvorkin On Debt: The Real Definition of “Unhealthy Debt”

July 4, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Debt can not only ruin your life, it can kill you.

What happens to credit card debt when you die

Will Power: Why A Will Is So Important, And Why Most People Don’t Have One

June 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

More than 70 percent of Americans don’t have a will in place or an updated will. Regardless of age, why do you need a will?

Can you handle a medical credit card?

Ask The Expert: Do I Really Have To Pay That Doctor’s Bill?

April 6, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader can’t afford a medical procedure. Now what?

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Dvorkin On Debt: Presidential Polling Isn’t The Most Important Kind

March 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Where polling matters most isn’t in politics. It’s in personal finance.

Can you handle a medical credit card?

6 Steps to Help Keep a Lid on Your Prescription Drug Costs

January 12, 2016 | Money Talks News

More of us are taking more prescription medicines, and their rising costs are a bitter pill to swallow.

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Can I Save Money Losing Weight?

October 29, 2015 | Debt.com

The answer is yes, but you’ll never guess how.

Make sure your health benefits add up.

Personal Health And Personal Finance: Prescription For Success

August 24, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here are 3 simple and free ways to be healthy in body and wallet.

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Get Out Of Debt Guy: The Hospital Turned Me Over to Collections. Can They Do That?

May 22, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know how much getting sick really costs.

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How Millennials Can Get The Best Deals On Health Insurance

May 20, 2015 | Jess Miller

It’s easier than the stuff you already do, so just do it.

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Are You “Leaving Millions on the Table”?

April 13, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s not a trick. Your boss will pay you to live healthy.

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Working The Numbers: Adding Up Your Job

March 12, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

The lesson from recent studies: If you don’t take some vacation, you’ll get sick and die.

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By The Numbers: Flesh And Bone

February 20, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Figures about your figure.

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Ebola On A Budget: How To Save On A Hazmat Suit

November 13, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

If you’re dead set on buying safety gear for an Ebola outbreak, here’s what an expert recommends. But the CDC says don’t bother.

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2 things you need to do right now to avoid debt in retirement

October 9, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Start saving, and learn to read medical bills.

Can you handle a medical credit card?

When does a medical credit card make sense?

July 23, 2014 | Ellen Eldridge

I’ve used one of those risky credit cards designed specifically for medical bills before, and I don’t regret it. Here’s why.

Make sure your health benefits add up.

New job? Why you should worry about more than the salary

June 9, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

A slightly higher salary can get eaten up by a terrible benefits plan

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17 cheap, efficient ways to improve safety in your car and home

June 5, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

There’s a lot of safety advice — a lot of it vague, obvious, or expensive. Here’s what we think is best for your time and money.

A health savings account may be the best retirement saving account you've never heard of.

Wait, tax-free money to spend on health care? Sign me up

May 13, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

A health savings account may be the best retirement saving account you’ve never heard of.

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Infographic of the Week: That’s sick!

April 25, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Here’s how to go to the doctor the right way, both for your health and wealth.

Learn how to avoid medical identity theft.

How to prevent the most sickening ID theft

April 17, 2014 | Dylan Bouscher

Shopping isn’t the only way to get your identity stolen. Just falling ill gives thieves a shot at your information.

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Infographic of the week: How long does it take to see a doctor?

March 28, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

A “waiting room” means different things in different states.

There are many ways to save money on plastic surgery.

How to save money on plastic surgery

March 25, 2014 | Lulu Ramadan

Plastic surgery is on the rise, with a third of surgeons who specialize in facial procedures claiming selfies are to blame. Find out how to save money and still look great.

Obamacare is going to cost you one way or another.

Obamacare: what will it cost millennials?

March 25, 2014 | Lulu Ramadan

Millennials aren’t buying health insurance with Obamacare. Miss the March 31 deadline or not, it may cost you.

Don't fall for the top scams of 2014.

Top 10 scams of 2014 and how to avoid them

March 12, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Some ripoffs never die, but there are always new twists. Here’s how to protect yourself from the worst scams of 2014.

You can cope with daylight saving time.

How to survive daylight saving time

March 7, 2014 | Andrea Richard

Sunday is the dreaded “spring forward” part of the annual ritual. Here’s how to show up bright-eyed for work Monday.

Are e-cigarettes better than traditional smokes?

“Evil corporations” aside, e-cigarettes can be worth the investment

November 12, 2013 | Meghan Stewart

TobaccoFreeKids.org issued a statement asking the FDA to step in and regulate electronic cigarette companies and marketing practices targeted to children. But outside the debate, there’s good reason for adult smokers to consider this alternative, and it all comes down to your bottom line.

Bees are a terrible excuse for calling in sick.

The most outrageous excuses for calling in sick to work

November 4, 2013 | Michael Koretzky

From fake eyeballs to false teeth to FBI agents, we come up with some wild excuses for calling in sick. But do they work? We look at the best excuses heard by HR departments throughout the country this year plus a few tips on how you can make the most of your personal leave.