Back in January, I put together some ideas on how to fix healthcare. I put together six problems and proposed fixes for all of them. I thought it was interesting that most of the comments were about my mention of the Affordable Care Act. The exception was a regular reader who said it was, "Best. Article. Ever." (*blushing*). I found it notable that no one seemed to argue for the $629 bandage from an emergency room stay or the high cost of … [Read More...]
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The following is a guest post by Kostas Chiotis. He is an economist who shares tips on how to save money and manage finances at FinanceBlogZone.com. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter. Every time we think about home improvements, the first question that comes to mind is, “ Will this save me money”? Your goal might be getting out of debt, or saving money or just keeping your budget in place, but did you know that you can save money while … [Read More...]
A month and a half ago, I wrote about Expenses: Where Are They Going and Why it Matters. The personal finance community has, for the most part, treated expenses as one immutable number, carved in stone. Because our personal situation is very different, I wanted to present that alternative view. Reading that article isn't necessary, but I encourage it if you find this topic interesting. The FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) story … [Read More...]