Category Archives: Insurance

The 3% Home Loan Down Payment is Back

Saving for a down payment on a home loan can take years, especially when most lenders want a minimum of ten percent down. ¬†That’s still a lot less than the 20% which used to be normal. This makes the dream … Continue reading

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Paramedics Take Woman to Wrong Hospital Costing Her $250000 Instead of $1500

It was bad enough that 29-year old Megan Rothbauer suffered cardiac arrest that caused her heart to stop for nearly an hour. Taken to the wrong hospital, the Wisconsin woman was put into a medically-induced coma for ten days. After … Continue reading

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Can a $1000 a Pill Hepatitis C Drug Really Save Prisons Money?

With over 3 million cases of Hepatitis C in the US alone, it comes as no surprise pharmaceutical companies put great resources into testing new medications to help fight the disease. Gilead Sciences of Foster City received approval for a … Continue reading

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The Growth Rate of Type 2 Diabetes Finally Stabilizes in Americans

Americans have a lot of preventable diseases, with diabetes being one of them. After nearly twenty years of constant increase, the growth rate of type two diabetes has finally leveled off in American adults. This news comes from a study … Continue reading

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Tax Form 1095-A May Delay ObamaCare Recipients Tax Refunds

Millions of Americans may experience a delay in receiving their tax refunds next year. If you’re among those who have applied for, and successfully received ¬†healthcare benefits through President Obama’s Affordable Care Act initiative, there’s a new form you’re going … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic Will Be First to Use Cologuard Home Cancer Test

It makes sense. The Mayo Clinic will be the first medical institution to offer the new in-home Cologuard colon cancer screening test. Mayo helped to develope Colonguard in conjunction with Exact Sciences. The head gastroenterology and hematology doctor at the … Continue reading

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Money Topics They Don’t Teach in High School, but Should

One of the biggest disgraces of the school system is that it often fails to teach basics that we all need for everyday life once we graduate. A prime example of this is basic personal finance. If we could get … Continue reading

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How Much Does It Cost to Own a Car? AAA Says a Little Less, But You Can Save More

If you think that owning your car costs too much money, AAA has some good news for you. The cost of owning a car actually decreased last year, falling to 52.9 cents a mile ($8,876 a year) according to their … Continue reading

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Do You Need Sewer Line Insurance?

A lot of home owners don’t realize that they are responsible for the water and sewer pipes that lead from their home to the utility pipes on the street. This has created an opportunity for a variety of businesses to … Continue reading

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Credit Sesame Launches Free Identity Theft Protection Service

Credit Sesame launched a new, free Identity Protection service today which we knew was coming. We now have some more details about this new service. Credit Sesame hopes adding identity theft protection to their suite of other no-cost services will … Continue reading

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Smart Car Tipping Vandals: Why You Need Comprehensive Auto Insurance

It’s being reported that vandals in San Francisco spent the night tipping over smart cars for the fun of it. Clothed in black sweatshirts with hoods, the vandals tipped and damaged three cars between 1:00 and 1:30 AM in a … Continue reading

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Why Would a Billionaire Need a $201 Million Life Insurance Policy?

The largest life insurance policy ever issued has gone to an unnamed California billionaire living in Silicon Valley for an incredible $201 million dollars, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Who exactly the policy covers isn’t known other … Continue reading

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Is LifeLock a Scam and Do You Need It?

With more and more news stories of credit card theft, people begin to look for ways to protect themselves. One company that they will likely come across in their search is Lifelock and many wonder, “Is Lifelock a scam?” The … Continue reading

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Dropping Car Coverage Can Affect Rental Car Costs

Finance gurus will tell you that you should drop the “Comprehensive and Collision” coverage on your auto insurance once the value of your car drops to the point that the insurer would automatically total your car in the event of … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Discover and Reach Your Financial Goals

By Kimberly Foss, CFP, FCWA, and author of Wealthy by Design: A Five Step Plan for Financial Security. A friend of mine recently shared the story of an unsettling trip to the supermarket. Her husband was out of town and … Continue reading

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Money Management from A to Z

By Jamie Englert Managing your finances may seem like a dizzying mass of numbers. But you can also think of personal finance in terms of letters, as in the initials of some important personal finance terms to know. From bonds … Continue reading

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Gender Tax: 10 Things Women Pay More for than Men

Recently, there have been a number of stories in the news about how women pay more for certain items than men. If you’ve ever gone into a store, you might have noticed that similar products for men and women do … Continue reading

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21 Reasons Dave Ramsey Sucks at Giving Credit Score Advice

There are huge disadvantages of having no credit score. I actually know this better than most. After living over ten years in Japan, I came back to the US naively assuming that the credit history I had built over there … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Knowing Better

Here in the South, the common joke is that many disasters, spectacular events, or both begin with the phrase, “Hey, ya’ll, watch this!” Usually after yelling that phrase, the person does something unbelievably stupid like jump off a barn roof … Continue reading

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10 Life Choices That Will Hurt Your Finances

Sometimes people make life choices that end up negatively affecting them in their future. Life doesn’t always make things easy and when things get difficult, it can be difficult to make a good choice. Unfortunately, we live in a society … Continue reading

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