Getting Ahead

Everyday life calls, but thinking about the future now will pay off later. From planning your finances to staying insured against the worst, use our advice to stay on the path to your goals.

The 5 Most Common Reasons for an Unexpected Hospital Stay

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Hospital trips are always sources of anxiety — but knowing the most common reasons for a hospital stay can help you prepare in advance.

Should You Opt Out of Your Parents’ Health Insurance?

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The decision to stay on your parents’ health insurance until you’re 26 is a personal choice. Here’s why it could be one worth reconsidering.

How to Make Sure Your Insurance Moves With You

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Boxes? Check. Moving van? Check. Can I use my health insurance out of state? Probably not.

From Obesity to High Blood Pressure, Understand Stroke Risk Factors to Improve Your Health

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There are several stroke risk factors — both well-known and not — that everyone should understand to reduce their risk. Here’s what you need to know.

4 Things to Look For When Comparing Health Insurance Plans

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Need a new health insurance plan? If you’re still worrying over comparing health insurance plans, here’s some advice on what to look for.

What Counts as Preventive Health Care?

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Preventive health care can save lives — and under most insurance plans, it’s covered at no cost to you. Here’s why it’s worth taking advantage of.

3 Unexpected Ways to Start Saving for Long-Term Care in Retirement

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The majority of retirees need long-term care at some point, but affording it can be a challenge. Here are three tips for saving to prepare for the future.

What Can I Use My FSA For?

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If you’ve ever asked, “What can I use my FSA for?” then this article is for you. Here’s a guide to getting the most out of your flexible spending account.

From Pensions to Medicare Social Security, Here’s How to Avoid an Early Retirement Penalty

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Don’t risk losing out on your dream retirement to an early retirement penalty. Here’s how to avoid the potential pitfalls that come with retiring early.

A Guide to Medical Emergencies: 3 Ways to Plan Ahead

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Planning ahead can help minimize the stress of medical emergency cases and — if you’re smart about it — save money, too. Here’s how.