Patients who travel in search of medical care are called medical tourists. The practice is common with Americans who often travel in search of medical care that is more affordable. While the United States has state-of-the-art medical facilities, it is the most expensive healthcare system in the world, with the brunt of the cost placed on the individual patient. Learn more about five popular countries for American medical tourists.
Being laid off from your job through no fault of your own is stressful. Fortunately, access to severance pay can help soften the blow and help you through your period of unemployment. After receiving severance pay, you may wonder if you are allowed to file for unemployment benefits. Learn how receiving severance will affect your benefit eligibility.
Flipping through TikTok, you’ll discover a wide variety of videos. Everything from the “touch it challenge” to a step-by-step guide to buying stock options. Financial TikTok, sometimes known as FinTok, is a place where influencers share financial advice in short videos. Here are five finfluencers you should follow.
To understand the anatomy of a credit score, you should begin by looking at a credit report, what it includes and how it is used by lenders. The credit score breakdown is based on information available to credit bureaus in a credit report.
Credit scores are numbers that evaluate your creditworthiness and financial health. They are issued by credit bureaus or other consumer reporting agencies and are used by lenders to evaluate consumers for credit approval, terms and interest rates. In the U.S., there are three main credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Most credit scores are issued by one of these three. A credit score is generated when a bureau or other reporting agency runs consumer information through a scoring model; FICO…
In 2021, America celebrates 100 years of fast food restaurants. White Castle, believed by historians to be the very first fast food chain, opened in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921. Since then, fast food of all varieties has spread worldwide, becoming a billion-dollar industry that includes some of the most recognizable brands ever created. The top 10 fast food brands have a strong international presence with chains all over the world. Check out the rankings for 2021 and learn more about how…
Despite media attention surrounding student debt, which has grown to $1.59 trillion in 2021, most parents and their students still vastly underestimate the costs of college. In a recent survey by Fidelity, 1 out of 4 high school parents believes that a full year of college will cost $5,000 or less, $21,820 less than the actual average for a public four-year, in-state school.
Most people in debt share a common goal: to pay it off quickly and save as much money as possible. No one wants to spend more than they have to. Fortunately, there are many different ways to get out of debt faster and for less money. Consider six of the cheapest ways to get out of debt and find the solution that is right for you.
Most people agree that keeping a budget is a good idea but how many faithfully do it? Like me, you’ve probably made a budget spreadsheet only to forget about it a few days later. I’m not proud to admit I’ve done this more than once, but why? Despite working in personal finance, I was influenced by budget myths. Are budgeting myths holding you back? Avoid these four misconceptions about budgeting and give your financial planning a fresh start. 4 Budgeting…
Debt consolidation is a common method of refinancing that involves paying off high-interest debt with a new lower-interest loan.