Healthy Living on a Budget

Billed for a COVID-19 Vaccine? Don't Pay
Healthy Living on a Budget

Billed for a COVID-19 Vaccine? Don't Pay

If you are charged, it's an error. Call your provider directly and dispute the fees.
October 25, 2021
11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making
Medicare

11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

If you don't make the right choices, you could end up with high Medicare premiums and big out-of-pocket costs.
October 20, 2021
Your Guide to Open Enrollment 2022
Employee Benefits

Your Guide to Open Enrollment 2022

Health care costs continue to climb, but subsidies will make some plans more affordable.
September 30, 2021
Food Delivery Apps: We Compare 4 of the Biggest
Technology

Food Delivery Apps: We Compare 4 of the Biggest

These apps offer convenience but vary in costs and customer service. Here’s how Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates compare to each other.
August 9, 2021
Exercise Saves Seniors Money on Health Care
Healthy Living on a Budget

Exercise Saves Seniors Money on Health Care

Adults who increase their physical activity pay hundreds less per year for health care, a new study shows.
July 29, 2021

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When It’s Time to Drop Your Parents’ Health Insurance
Starting Out: New Grads and Young Professionals

When It’s Time to Drop Your Parents’ Health Insurance

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for twenty-somethings has plummeted.
July 29, 2021
Plan Now for Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care Insurance

Plan Now for Long-Term Care

You could buy insurance to finance future costs, but policies are pricey. Here’s how to decide whether you need coverage.
July 28, 2021
8 Things You Must Know About Retiring to the Carolinas
retirement

8 Things You Must Know About Retiring to the Carolinas

From the picturesque beach towns to cozy mountain communities, North Carolina and South Carolina offer retirees plenty of incentives.
July 12, 2021
7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
Healthy Living on a Budget

7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. Here's a closer look at what isn't covered by Medicare.
June 30, 2021
Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too
Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too

The plan’s health care provisions could deliver big savings for early retirees and laid-off workers.
April 29, 2021
The Virtues of Volunteering
Empty Nesters

The Virtues of Volunteering

To find your niche, focus on activities that pique your interest, and don't overcommit.
April 29, 2021
20 Ways to Save on Health Care
health insurance

20 Ways to Save on Health Care

From maximizing insurance benefits to shopping for discounts to funding tax-advantaged accounts, these tips will lower your costs no matter how you ge…
March 31, 2021
10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement
retirement

10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement

We spend a lot of time worrying about running out of cash in retirement. But you might be surprised to see some of the things you'll find yourself spe…
February 25, 2021
When Mental Health and Aging Collide
Caregiving

When Mental Health and Aging Collide

For retirees struggling with depression, a psychologist who specializes in older adults might be the right path toward recovery.
February 1, 2021
How to Stay Safe on the Slopes
Coronavirus and Your Money

How to Stay Safe on the Slopes

Ski resorts have made changes to deal with COVID. Here’s what to expect.
December 24, 2020
Finding a Sense of Purpose in Retirement
Healthy Living on a Budget

Finding a Sense of Purpose in Retirement

Religion and mentorship are both fulfilling paths for retirees.
December 22, 2020
What You'll Pay for Medicare in 2021
Healthy Living on a Budget

What You'll Pay for Medicare in 2021

For Medicare premiums 2021, look for modest increases in premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
December 16, 2020
Big Changes Likely for Social Security, Medicare Under a Biden Presidency
Making Your Money Last

Big Changes Likely for Social Security, Medicare Under a Biden Presidency

The new president and a fresh Congress will sooner or later have to face the twin safety net programs, both sorely in need of help.
November 10, 2020
What Happens to Medicare If the Affordable Care Act Is Overturned?
Medicare

What Happens to Medicare If the Affordable Care Act Is Overturned?

Experts say if the ACA is repealed or rescinded "it would be devastating for Medicare." Here's what might happen -- and how it could be costly for you…
November 4, 2020
Insurers Cut Telehealth Benefits
Healthy Living on a Budget

Insurers Cut Telehealth Benefits

UnitedHealthGroup and Anthem customers were set to face out-of-pocket charges on certain telehealth visits starting October 1.
October 19, 2020
How to Negotiate a Break on Rent
Healthy Living on a Budget

How to Negotiate a Break on Rent

The downward trend in rents has me thinking it's time to ask my apartment manager to reduce my rent.
October 19, 2020
9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement
retirement

9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement

These important time management techniques will help destress your life as you get busier -- yes, busier -- in your golden years.
October 14, 2020
How to Pick the Right Medicare Plans for You
Healthy Living on a Budget

How to Pick the Right Medicare Plans for You

As you're signing up for Medicare, you must learn the basics of Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans and even doug…
September 30, 2020
Fulfilling Ways to Spend Your Time in Retirement
Healthy Living on a Budget

Fulfilling Ways to Spend Your Time in Retirement

Human creativity is unlimited: Just look at the activities retirees find to fill their days.
September 29, 2020
Medicare Basics: 11 Things You Need to Know
Medicare

Medicare Basics: 11 Things You Need to Know

There's Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans and so on. We sort out the confusion about signing up for Medicare --…
September 16, 2020