3 Health Foods You Should Buy in Bulk, and 3 You Shouldn't

Having a healthier lifestyle and saving money don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, both can be accomplished simultaneously. Case in point: buying in bulk. Stores such as Costco and Sam’s Club can help you increase savings when you buy food in larger quantities. For families with more mouths to feed, buying in bulk can […]

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Ask Christina: How Much Should I Put in My FSA This Year?

Question: I understand the importance of setting aside money for health care expenses, so I’m planning to use a flexible spending account this coming year. The problem is I don’t know how much to contribute. How do I begin estimating my costs? Answer: Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are a great way to prepare for your […]

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After a Cancer Diagnosis, Learn Your Options

By Bonnie Sheeren Learn more about Bonnie on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Following the tragic news reports about a Michigan doctor who put patients through unnecessary and potentially lethal cancer treatments in order to collect millions in fraudulent billings, it’s more crucial than ever for us to educate ourselves to avoid receiving the wrong type […]

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Health Insurance Deductible vs. Out-of-Pocket Maximum

Health insurance can be tricky to understand, especially when it comes to knowing what out-of-pocket costs you’ll pay, including copays and coinsurance. There are annual limits on what you have to pay out of pocket, as long as you use providers in your insurance network. You won’t approach the out-of-pocket limits, though, unless you need a lot of medical services, […]

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Time's Running Out: Pick an 'Obamacare' Plan by Jan. 31 — NerdWallet

If you haven’t yet enrolled in an individual health insurance plan through former President Barack Obama’s health care law, act fast: The deadline to sign up is Jan. 31. The Affordable Care Act might be repealed or changed in coming months, but right now, federal law says that you must have health insurance or you’ll […]

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