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What's an Association Health Care Plan? What's an Association Health Care Plan?

The Trump administration has expanded access to association health care plans, a move that’s meant to decrease health insurance costs but could end up having the opposite effect for many people in the individual market.

All Your Consumer Protections Are Dying All Your Consumer Protections Are Dying

Like a group of friends at a remote cottage in a campy serial killer film, your consumer protections are being stealthily killed one at a time, as you run around trying to put out other fires.

The Best Credit Cards for Grocery and Dining Out Rewards The Best Credit Cards for Grocery and Dining Out Rewards

Food is the third-biggest expense for American households, which means if you’re not maximizing your cash-back rewards on groceries and dining out you could be missing out on a not-insignificant amount of money.

How to Save Money on Lunch at Your First Job How to Save Money on Lunch at Your First Job

As a recent college grad, starting your first “real world job” while trying to budget your expenses can be quite difficult. Expenses in college are less pricey than the post-grad life for most people, making it easy to fall off the wagon and end up spending more money than you anticipated.

How Not to Get Scammed When Donating to Charity How Not to Get Scammed When Donating to Charity

An estimated 2,300 children have been separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Though President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday reversing his stance on separating families (the zero-tolerance policy is still in effect, meaning people will…

You Just Need to Increase Your Savings By 1% a Year You Just Need to Increase Your Savings By 1% a Year

One of the most common questions people have about getting their finances in order is how to possibly save enough for retirement when the numbers are so overwhelming. Life is expensive, and putting away 10 percent of your salary per year seems painful at best and impossible at worst.

How to Split the Bill When You're Eating Out With Friends How to Split the Bill When You're Eating Out With Friends

We’ve all been there. You agree to a group dinner when you’re on a tight budget, ordering the soup and a side salad while your friends split appetizers, order entrées and try fancy new cocktails. You watch helplessly as the bill comes, and your friend’s boyfriend you were never really a fan of to begin with utters…

Sign Up for Free Trials With a Virtual Credit Card  Sign Up for Free Trials With a Virtual Credit Card 

If you routinely forget to set calendar reminders to cancel free trials before they auto-renew, consider using a prepaid card instead of your credit card, as this Redditor recommends.

How to Save Money on Groceries How to Save Money on Groceries

Food is the average American household’s largest expenditure after housing and transportation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But unlike the top two expenses, there are a lot of ways to manage your grocery budget month to month to cut back on extraneous costs.

How to Open a Health Savings Account How to Open a Health Savings Account

If you don’t have employer insurance, where can you open a Health Savings Account? That’s what we’re considering this week.

How Much Do You Spend On Groceries? How Much Do You Spend On Groceries?

How much do you spend on groceries? According to the USDA, Americans in the U.S. spend as much as 33 percent of household income on groceries each month. GoBankingRates found that women spend on average $323 per month on groceries, while men spend $290 on average.

You Could Be Denied Pre-Existing Condition Coverage by Employer Health Plans if the ACA Is Repealed  You Could Be Denied Pre-Existing Condition Coverage by Employer Health Plans if the ACA Is Repealed 

I wrote earlier this week about how people in the individual market with pre-existing conditions could lose their health insurance coverage if a judge rules in favor of the 20 states suing over constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. But I missed an important point in that story: It’s not just people in the…

It's Time for a Mid-Year Money Goal Check-In It's Time for a Mid-Year Money Goal Check-In

We’re just about half-way through the year, so let’s take some time to do a check-in on our 2018 money goals.

You Can't Trust Negative Online Reviews You Can't Trust Negative Online Reviews

Recently while researching a vacation package I was considering booking, I noticed that while all of the customer reviews about the destinations, tour guides and mechanics of the trip were glowing, there were a few people who gave poor ratings for reasons that didn’t seem like the travel company’s fault: Their flight…

See How Much More You'll Spend On Gas This Year  See How Much More You'll Spend On Gas This Year 

Current gas prices nationwide are the highest they’ve been since 2014, meaning you might want to re-calculate your gas budget. This tool tells you how much you’ll spend on gas over the next year based on your car’s model and how many miles you think you’ll be driving. It also can tell you how much more you’ll spend in…

You'll Need a $22/Hour Wage to Afford a Two-Bedroom Rental in the U.S. You'll Need a $22/Hour Wage to Afford a Two-Bedroom Rental in the U.S.

There is nowhere in the U.S. where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 could afford a two-bedroom rental apartment working 40 hours per week, according to a study released Wednesday from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. In fact, workers need to make on average of $22.10 per hour to…

Wealth Won't Solve All Your Problems Wealth Won't Solve All Your Problems

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

Submit Your Tax Return by June 14 to Avoid Paying the Failure-to File Fee Submit Your Tax Return by June 14 to Avoid Paying the Failure-to File Fee

If you haven’t filed your 2017 taxes yet, you have one more day to do so before you’re hit with a failure-to-file fee.

What to Know About Your Insurance When You're on Vacation What to Know About Your Insurance When You're on Vacation

Potential medical bills might be the last thing on your mind during your summer getaway, but if something bad happens to you or a family member on vacation, you’ll want to know what your insurance will cover.

Health Insurance Coverage for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Is on the Line Health Insurance Coverage for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Is on the Line

People with pre-existing medical conditions could lose their individual health insurance coverage if a judge rules in favor of the 20 states currently suing the federal government over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

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