It costs a lot to be a smoker. In fact, it costs the average smoker is $120,432 over a lifetime. It also has an overall economic impact on our country. With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion a year and rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report […]
With all you’ve heard about problems with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, you might think it’s not a good option for 2019 health insurance. Despite all the efforts by opponents to kill it, the ACA remains alive and is offering health insurance for 2020 under essentially the same rules that applied in […]
If you’re striving to lose weight or just eat healthier this year, you need to know that eating a wide variety of foods throughout the day is your key. We’ve researched some books and have come up with some recommendations on our sister site, Living on the Cheap.
Want to know how much it costs you to smoke cigarettes? The estimated financial cost of smoking over a lifetime is just above $1.9 million per smoker. The out-of-pocket cost per smoker is $123,308 over a lifetime. Each smoker will incur an average of $237,605 in income loss over a lifetime. Smokers in Each smoker will incur an average of $172,801 […]
More than half of Americans (nearly 130 million) go without dental coverage. For some it’s just too expensive. Others believe dental insurance doesn’t provide a great return on investment. But that tiny cavity can turn into serious health problems if left unattended. Yours truly has had so many root canals, one endodontist offered me a […]
Eye exams and prescription eyeglasses can be pricey, and eye care might not be included in your insurance benefits package. But the health of your eyes is just as important as dental and other other medical procedures. We have found a few ways to save money on exams and eye wear, both glasses and contact […]
Did you make one of those resolutions to be healthier or lose weight or exercise more this year? Or maybe you’re just looking for something to motivate you to start moving more, improve your fitness and get healthier. Sure, you could join a gym or hire a personal trainer. But, for wannabe-fit frugalistas, here are seven […]
Gyms are awesome and yoga studios are calming, but they can be really expensive. Some gyms even charge another few dollars for classes on top of membership fees. Staying fit is a money saver, but it can cost a lot to keep it up. We’ve found some places to look in your town for FREE fitness classes. […]
Over the past few years, consumers have found themselves paying a higher percentage of their medical costs. The Affordable Care Act has given more Americans access to health insurance, but many of those plans come with high deductibles – which are also becoming more common in employer-provided plans. This change has made it important for consumers to […]
Yes, you can get fit on a budget. Sure, personal trainers do wonders, but there are plenty of ways to improve your fitness without one. Try out the FREE fitness apps on your smartphone to shape up in no time. Learn all about them at our sister site, Living on the Cheap.