Planning and Paying for a Diagnostic Procedure

Millions of diagnostic exams are performed in the United States each year, but they’re not simple or cheap. In fact, planning and paying for these often-essential procedures can be confusing and expensive. Most of the time, a doctor will recommend a diagnostic test — such as a MRI, X-ray or echocardiogram — so he or she can better understand […]

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8 Ways to Get the Cheapest Car Insurance Possible

Most of us need car insurance, yet few of us fully understand it. Dozens of car insurance companies, including large players and regional insurers, are vying for your business. Many offer an eye-glazing assortment of policy options, making it hard to compare policies and figure out what’s the best and cheapest car insurance. » SIGN UP: Find […]

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Plan Ahead to Ease the Pain of Major Medical Expenses

By Eric Toya Major medical expenses can cause tremendous financial hardship. In fact, a 2013 NerdWallet study found that medical bills are the leading cause of personal bankruptcy. All medical bills can potentially be overwhelming, but the difference between emergency and anticipated expenses is your ability to plan for the latter. It pays to think ahead […]

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What Liability Car Insurance Covers and How Much You Need

Liability car insurance protects you from losing everything if you’re sued for causing a bad accident. It’s also the type of coverage most states — all except New Hampshire — mandate car owners purchase. How much you need, then, depends on the value of your assets, or what your combined savings and property are worth. […]

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Avoid Surprise Medical Bills by Understanding Provider Network

It’s the kind of surprise nobody wants: staying on top of your medical expenses only to find you’ve accidentally used an out-of-network doctor and now face a huge bill. The situation is common enough to have a name: surprise medical billing. It happens most often when patients go to a hospital in their provider network where […]

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