Money

ANALYSIS: Putting Our Premiums Into Medical Care, Not Profits

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The recent news from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation that health insurers will have to send rebate checks totaling more than $1.3 billion to Americans this summer was especially gratifying to me. It more than justified my decision three years ago to clue members of Congress in on how insurance companies have systematically been devoting ever-increasing portions of our premium dollars to rewarding their shareholders and top executives.

How To Avoid Being A Bad Roommate

Jason Alderman

For many people, having roommates is a natural transition between leaving their parent’s house and buying their own home. It can be a great way to trim expenses and save for the future. But if you’re not careful, cohabitating can also devolve into constant bickering over finances and dirty dishes.

Driving Costs Up Nearly 2%, AAA Study Says

HAMILTON – According to a new study released today by AAA, the yearly cost of owning and operating a sedan in the United States has gone up 1.9 percent. The annual ‘Your Driving Costs’ study shows that average costs rose 1.1 cents per mile to 59.6 cents per mile, or $8,946 per year, based upon 15,000 miles of annual driving.