Annual out of pocket medical expenses jumped 4.6% in 2011. To hold your expenses down you can try these strategies.
The average wedding costs $25,656, that’s a big investment and there’s a whole industry waiting, for better or for worse, to take your money. As the wedding season nears find out the top ten pitfalls in planning a wedding.
There’s one event that we don’t plan for, yet it’s guaranteed: our funeral. Thinking about death and your own funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy, but not being prepared can leave survivors with added financial pressures as they work through their grief.
Can’t shake a cold? One option is to visit the clinic in your local pharmacy. Such clinics are priced at a discount to your local doctor’s office. The Wall Street Journal has some tips for when a retail clinic is all you need.
Every U.S. state has an unclaimed property program that actively and continuously tries to find owners of lost and forgotten assets. The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) is the association of the state unclaimed property programs. Find a government unclaimed property program by clicking on a state, territory, or province from the map or drop box on their website. You should search in every state where you have lived.
Doing it yourself is important if you want to save money and be self-sufficient. The first step is having the right tools. And yes, one tool is duct tape.
The FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup, which finds the estimated provider charges for hundreds of medical and dental procedures. The site also shows what you can expect to pay after insurance reimburses the provider for a service. The site gathers data from 15 billion medical claims from 70 private health and dental insurers.
The the key to haggling success is knowing when, where and how to ask for a better price. Learn the secrets of haggling in this article from Kiplinger.
New car buying services are making buying a new car easier and quicker. The Wall Street Journal discusses some of the new car buyer’s options.