The Medicare taxes from your paychecks only cover the premium costs for Medicare Part A. But you still have to pay a part of the costs for hospital stays and other inpatient care out of your own pocket. Find out how much these programs will cost you before you apply for the wrong coverage.
Medical debt is one of the most common reasons to get a personal loan, but it's not appropriate for every potential borrower. Read on to learn how medical loans work, if it's the right option for you, and some alternatives.
With the pandemic showing no signs of abating, millions of Americans will face crushing COVID-19 treatment bills before it’s over. Even if you can’t control how the disease affects you, informed health care consumers owe it to themselves to know what to expect financially after a turn for the worse.
“I don’t need it because I’m young and healthy” is one of the most common myths about life insurance. Term life insurance is particularly attractive to would-be policyholders in their 20s. Read on to learn the reasons why it might make good financial sense to get life insurance as early as your 20s.
Has the coronavirus pandemic derailed your upcoming travel plans? Are you sure? Check this list of COVID-19 virus-related travel restrictions, warnings, and cancellation policies to find out if your trip is still on or if it’s time to rebook or get a refund (and how to do that if so).
Medicare for All was a proposal that featured prominently in the 2020 campaign, with strong and conflicting opinions being voiced. Learn the basics of Medicare for All, how it compares to health care systems in other nations, and the pros and cons of implementing such a program in the United States.
Parents and caregivers need to show kids and teens what they can do to build healthy habits during the school year and avoid illnesses like the common cold. These habits are especially crucial right now, with COVID-19 cases rising and seasonal flu approaching.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many people scrambled to stock up on food and supplies and cope with virus-related unemployment and quarantines. We all just want to get back to normal. But a second wave of infections is possible, and we must be physically, mentally, and financially prepared.
Choosing the right hiking backpack is among the most important decisions when buying hiking essentials - and likely the second-most costly after your tent. As you work through your backpack options, you’ll need to consider your budget, hiking distance, the weather conditions, terrain, and your preferences for comfort and convenience. To help you find the right pack for your needs, here’s a look at some of the best hiking backpacks available right now.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that all Americans wear some kind of cloth facial covering when out in public to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. You can easily make these masks at home, often using materials you already have. Which mask design is right for you?
It’s easy to take your health for granted when you feel young and strong — until sooner or later you face an unexpected medical issue. Take these financial steps while you’re young and healthy to prevent a financial emergency from compounding your health problems, whenever they happen to strike.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it’s worth remembering that face coverings can mitigate the spread of this and many other deadly diseases. Hundreds of retailers, both small and large, sell masks and face coverings. And these are the best places to find these lifesaving devices.