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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.

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.

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'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.

The Fundamentals of Different Frequent Flyer Programs  The Fundamentals of Different Frequent Flyer Programs 

Keeping track of different airlines’ frequent flyer programs to get the best deal can be a full time job (and is, in fact, for a handful of travel bloggers). Rules are constantly changing, points expire and racking up miles just doesn’t go as far as it used to.

Should You Buy a Car With a High Interest Rate or Lease Instead? Should You Buy a Car With a High Interest Rate or Lease Instead?

Should you settle for a high interest rate on an auto loan, or are there better financing options? That’s what we’re looking at this week.

The 2018 FAFSA Deadline Is Approaching The 2018 FAFSA Deadline Is Approaching

Submissions for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid are due June 30. If you want to access grants scholarships, federal student loans or a work-study opportunity, you have around two and half weeks to fill out the FAFSA to qualify (Remember, for federal aid, you have until June 30 after the school year to…

How Your Credit Card APR Could Double How Your Credit Card APR Could Double

Credit card APRs are ridiculously high, averaging 16.75 percent, according to the latest data from CreditCards.com. (That’s a record high, by the way.) But make a payment misstep, and you could face almost double that astronomical rate for months afterwards.

What to Do When Your Credit Limit Is Lowered What to Do When Your Credit Limit Is Lowered

Creditors can lower your credit limit at pretty much any time and for any reason, as long as it’s allowed in your user agreement. It happens to people with good credit and bad credit, to people who have been with their bank for a decade or less than a year. In other words, it can happen to anyone, but you’re …

Why You Should Make Student Loan Payments During Your Grace Period Why You Should Make Student Loan Payments During Your Grace Period

When you graduate college (or drop to less than half-time status), you’re given a six-month grace period before you have to start repaying your loans. For many, it’s a godsend: You can hopefully find your financial footing before your first payment is due, lessening your money anxiety. But there’s a big reason you…

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