Did You Know You Can Negotiate Your Medical Bills?

Even with health insurance, you can rack up medical bills if you need an extraordinary surgery or simply have to stay in the hospital for a long period of time to recuperate from a dangerous illness or devastating injury. And for those without health insurance, one simple accident could land you in the hospital for a week and in debt for years.

Avoiding Medical Overcharges, Errors and Extortion

Even with insurance, medical bills can take a huge bite out of your wallet due to deductibles and co-pays. That is why it’s important to carefully analyze your bill for errors, overcharges and just plain extortion. Medical Bill Overcharges are extremely common,  recently I heard a case where a woman was in the hospital for […]

Financing Health: How to Plan for Emergency Bills

Paying for unexpected medical bills can be costly and set you back financially if you are not prepared. However, there are some things you can do to minimize the impact of future emergency medical costs and other unexpected expenses. We have put together a list of practical ways you can better prepare for emergency expenses, no matter where they come from.

Key Facts About Your Family Insurance Plan

Every family needs several different types of insurance. Some offer protection for the near term, and some for the long term. Both types are important for protecting your family’s financial future. Make sure your family insurance plans are up to date and will cover the costs of unexpected disasters. Home, Auto, Natural Disasters We buy […]

Is a Health Savings Account Right for You?

What is a Private Health Savings Account? A health savings account is a special account that individuals in the United States can use to pay for certain medical expenses. It is  “tax-advantaged” similar to an IRA. The idea of the health savings account (HSA) is to help offset high-deductible health insurance plans and thus allow […]

Are You Gambling with Your Family Finances?

Protecting Against Emergencies Protecting your family from disaster doesn’t have to be difficult. Of course, having an emergency fund is a good place to start, but what about other disasters that are right around the corner? What do you do about medical emergencies, pet emergencies, or a natural disaster? Health Insurance With Obamacare health insurance […]

Beware of Bad Drivers and Insurance Scams

We have all encountered bad drivers, whether they’re screeching round corners, tailgating or simply “road hogs”. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. Insurance Scams Insurance scams are nothing new, just the tactics change- as insurance companies catch on and the scammers try to stay one step ahead.  The latest reported is the ‘flash for cash’ scam, usually […]

Camps, Cottages and More: Understanding Your Vacation Property Insurance in Canada

Although you may understand your homeowner’s insurance, vacation property carries with it different risks that you need to understand. First of all, you’re not living in your vacation home year-round so there are vacancy and possibly tenant related risks. And even if you do spend a considerable amount of time there, vacation homes are often outfitted or even built differently than traditional […]