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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August 10, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know if her husband’s theory is accurate or crazy.
July 4, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Debt can not only ruin your life, it can kill you.
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?
April 6, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader can’t afford a medical procedure. Now what?
March 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Where polling matters most isn’t in politics. It’s in personal finance.
January 12, 2016 | Money Talks News
More of us are taking more prescription medicines, and their rising costs are a bitter pill to swallow.
October 29, 2015 | Debt.com
The answer is yes, but you’ll never guess how.
August 24, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Here are 3 simple and free ways to be healthy in body and wallet.
May 22, 2015 | Steve Rhode
A reader wants to know how much getting sick really costs.
May 20, 2015 | Jess Miller
It’s easier than the stuff you already do, so just do it.
April 13, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
It’s not a trick. Your boss will pay you to live healthy.
March 12, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
The lesson from recent studies: If you don’t take some vacation, you’ll get sick and die.
February 20, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
This week: Figures about your figure.
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.
October 9, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Start saving, and learn to read medical bills.
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.
June 9, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
A slightly higher salary can get eaten up by a terrible benefits plan
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.
May 13, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
A health savings account may be the best retirement saving account you’ve never heard of.
April 25, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
Here’s how to go to the doctor the right way, both for your health and wealth.
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.
March 28, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
A “waiting room” means different things in different states.
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.
March 25, 2014 | Lulu Ramadan
Millennials aren’t buying health insurance with Obamacare. Miss the March 31 deadline or not, it may cost you.
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.
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.
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.
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.