Category Archives: Medical

What My Mother’s Illness Taught Me About Personal Finance

When my mother became ill a few years ago, I did what all adult children usually do: worry and think, “She has to be OK! She’s the parent.” Finances, however, didn’t enter my mind. It was interesting to note that … Continue reading

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The Rules of the Road

I went for a drive today. I did not go very far – just the distance of two subdivisions so that I could drop my son off at a friend’s house. I must have seen at least ten or twelve … Continue reading

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Keep Your Brain Active To Save Money

We all know that staying healthy saves us money. The healthier you are, the lower your insurance and medical expenses are likely to be. We are encouraged to eat right, exercise and sleep well in order to remain healthy. But … Continue reading

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Saving Money in the Face of Type 2 Diabetes

My husband is on the verge of a life-changing diagnosis: type 2 diabetes. I’m proud to say that he is looking this impending diagnosis in the face and calling its bluff. Besides the symptoms is the sheer expense of diabetes: … Continue reading

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The Importance of Doing What You Know You Should

We talk a lot here at Saving Advice about the things you “should” do. Make a will and keep it updated, keep your financial affairs in order, plan for the succession/sale of any businesses you might own, get life insurance, … Continue reading

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Laid Off: Some Things I Learned

The company I worked for up until last Friday had been facing financial challenges for over a year. All of the employees knew that it was only a matter of time before the company resorted to drastic measures. We joked … Continue reading

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Saving Money on Travel Vaccinations

When traveling outside the United States, there’s a good chance you’ll need certain vaccinations in order to fully protect yourself from illnesses that are more common in other countries than they are here. These vaccinations may be ones that you … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Veterinary Expenses

If you have a pet or are thinking about getting one, you know that they can be expensive. Lovable, but expensive. In addition to food and supplies, the biggest expense of owning a pet is likely to be vet bills. … Continue reading

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The High (Monetary) Cost of Untreated Depression

We all know that depression is a terrible disease that can have an enormous psychological cost, both for the sufferer and their family and friends. But there is also a monetary cost to depression that goes beyond the medical and … Continue reading

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The Great Secret to Cheap Dental Care

Within the US and Canada there are over 60 dental schools which provide inexpensive dental treatment. With locations all over the US from Louisville, New York City, Ft Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Omaha, and Chapel Hill it is very likely there … Continue reading

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Medicare Basics: What You Need to Know

By David John Marotta and Beth Anderson Nedelisky Many seniors look forward to saving on medical insurance costs by enrolling in Medicare at age sixty-five. However, navigating the Medicare system is not for the faint of heart. Medicare is an … Continue reading

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Finances For Artists: Insurance and Legal Concerns

By David John Marotta For those working in the arts, financial planning is artistic freedom. You can be an artist and also eat well if you don’t avoid the subject of financial planning all together. After you have your cash … Continue reading

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How to Save Money at the Dentist – Get a Second Opinion

I have noticed something really strange when it comes to dentists. I generally find that I am unwilling to pay $30,000 for a car when I can find a perfectly good one for much and I am not as concerned … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Buying Eye Wear Rob You Blind – Smart Ways To Save Money On Eye Care

Eyeglasses and/or contacts are a necessity for most of us — a necessity that can be quite expensive. It doesn’t have to be that way. With a bit of research and time, there are plenty of ways to cut the … Continue reading

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Using Son’s Gift Money For Something Else (Your Advice)

Sometimes a situation arises when you must make a decision on whether to use money that you had earmarked for a specific event for something other than its intended purpose. These financial decisions can be some of the hardest to … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Should Carry in Your Wallet or Purse

While there are things you should avoid carrying in your wallet or purse to minimize your financial security risk in the event of theft, here are a few things you’ll want to make sure to leave in. Carrying these items … Continue reading

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Simple Ways To Reduce Prescription Costs

When it comes to trying to reduce the amount you spend on prescription medication, most people focus exclusively on where to get their prescription for the best price. While this is a good step to take, it ignores a handful … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality

One of the problems that we have had to solve at our house is the quality of the air during the winter months when the windows are rarely opened. My wife suffers terribly from poor air quality (not to mention … Continue reading

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Health & Computers: 20 Fastest Growing Jobs Until 2014

If you are looking for areas where workers will be in high demand in the coming years, look to the computer and health industries. The Department of Labor estimates that jobs in these occupations will make up the bulk of … Continue reading

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