Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment is Over. What if I Need Insurance NOW?
Wed, 04/16/14 | 5 Comments

One of the biggest selling points of the Affordable Care Act was that it would allow millions who previously had not had insurance to get affordable insurance through a public health insurance exchange. The biggest …

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You are what you Eat: 8 Food Rules to Improve your Health (& Save you Money)
July 8, 2013 | 12 Comments
You are what you Eat: 8 Food Rules to Improve your Health (& Save you Money)

We’ve covered healthy eating/cooking quite a bit already, in the Summer of Saving series.
But I wanted to dive a bit deeper in to preventative health through the food you eat, because it is so essential.
Remember …

Preventative Health Care: A Matter of Choice
July 3, 2013 | 5 Comments
Preventative Health Care: A Matter of Choice

Put good stuff in.
Keep bad stuff out.
I’m writing close to a dozen posts on preventing and containing health care costs over a two week period, but if you take nothing else away, let it be …

Finding Affordable Health Insurance
July 2, 2013 | One Comment
Finding Affordable Health Insurance

$2,569 (or 58%) of the $4,369 in average 2-person household health care costs comes in the form health insurance premiums.
Finding affordable health insurance is a big deal.
And with upcoming changes brought on by the Affordable …

Health Care Costs: The Most Challenging of All Expense Categories?
July 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
Health Care Costs: The Most Challenging of All Expense Categories?

It’s time to tackle a tough one: health care costs.
The mean annual health care related expenses, per 2-person household in the US, is $4,369.
That covers prescription drugs, health insurance premiums, medical services, and medical supplies.
That’s …

6 Cheap & Easy Ways to Cut your Heating & Cooling Bills
June 28, 2013 | 15 Comments
6 Cheap & Easy Ways to Cut your Heating & Cooling Bills

Heating and cooling account for 56% of home energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Nationwide, the average annual heating bill for households using oil was $2,298, compared with $724 spent by gas users …

Saving on your Water Bill: 5 Quick, Easy, & Cheap Changes to Make
June 27, 2013 | 6 Comments
Saving on your Water Bill: 5 Quick, Easy, & Cheap Changes to Make

Lets try this exercise again, but switch from electricity to a different utility. The mean spent on water in the U.S. per year, is $547 per 2-person household.
For as much water as Americans use – …


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