After Cancer, Young Survivors Look for Financial Help

Managing Debt

After Cancer, Young Survivors Look for Financial Help

After Cancer, Young Survivors Look for Financial Help

After surviving cancer twice as a young adult, Samantha Eisenstein Watson found there’s more to the fight than defeating a disease — there’s a financial battle, too. Nearly two-thirds (62%) of cancer survivors fall into medical debt as a result of their treatments, a study from the Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions found. The report’s… Read More

The 5 Best Money Lessons We Learned Last Year

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The 5 Best Money Lessons We Learned Last Year

The 5 Best Money Lessons We Learned Last Year

We shared hundreds of stories with you in 2014, filled with great lessons for building your credit, getting out of debt, protecting your identity and improving your financial health, despite the many challenges that inevitably pop up along the way. Amid all the other news and events you absorbed last year, we don’t expect you… Read More

How to Avoid Wage Garnishment If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills

Managing Debt

How to Avoid Wage Garnishment If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills

How to Avoid Wage Garnishment If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills

Earlier in December, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report that found 43 million American consumers have medical collections on their credit reports. Then, a report from ProPublica and National Public Radio focused on the collection practices of nonprofit hospitals. It found that some nonprofit hospitals use collection actions that go far beyond just… Read More

How I Averted a Medical Billing Disaster

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How I Averted a Medical Billing Disaster

How I Averted a Medical Billing Disaster

Over Labor Day weekend, I fell and broke my hand. Seeing my finger dangling at an odd angle was alarming, not to mention painful, but I’ll confess the first words out of my mouth when I arrived at the ER were, “I want to confirm that you are a participating provider in my insurance.” I… Read More

They Beat Cancer, But Can They Beat the Medical Debt?

Managing Debt

They Beat Cancer, But Can They Beat the Medical Debt?

They Beat Cancer, But Can They Beat the Medical Debt?

Cancer survivors diagnosed at a young age or during later stages of their diseases were much more likely to need additional financial support during treatment, according to a new report from the Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions. About a third (32%) of all survivors said they needed help with money during treatment. Simply put:… Read More

What If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills?

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What If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills?

What If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills?

If you or a loved one has ever experienced a serious illness, you know how quickly the medical bills can pile up. One day, it’s a bill for services rendered by the anesthesiologist. The next day, the radiologist wants his cut. Wasn’t this all supposed to be included in the hospital bill? Fortunately, limits on out-of-pocket… Read More

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