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10 new health insurance freebies

10 new health insurance freebies Cover ArtHealth insurance reform requires new plans to provide preventive care at no cost. Find out which tests and treatments now are free.
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How to score a free credit score

How to score a free credit score Cover ArtNew legislation that takes effect in July allows many consumers to get a free credit score, not just a credit report.  Read: How to score a free credit score

 

Four types of life insurance that are a waste of money

Four types of life insurance that are a waste of money Cover ArtThis article contains suggestions about how to save money when you purchase life insurance.

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Eight spring insurance hazards: Are you covered?

Eight spring insurance hazards: Are you covered? Cover ArtCheck that your standard insurance policies cover these eight spring-time hazards.  Read: Eight spring insurance hazards: Are you covered?

 

Don’t get bamboozled by cheap insurance prices

Don’t get bamboozled by cheap insurance prices Cover ArtBuying low-priced insurance can be a costly mistake if you end up in one of these four situations.  Read: Don’t get bamboozled by cheap insurance prices

 

Escaping an upside down car loan

Escaping an upside down car loan Cover ArtAn "upside down" car loan means that you owe more than the current value of the vehicle. Here are some tips for car owners who find themselves in this frustrating but common situation.  Read: Escaping an upside down car loan

 

Is car insurance medical coverage a rip-off?

Is car insurance medical coverage a rip-off? Cover ArtWonder what personal injury protection (PIP) coverage means? This article explains the pros and cons of this common auto coverage.  Read: Is car insurance medical coverage a rip-off?

 

The secret world of disastrous cars

The secret world of disastrous cars Cover ArtSometimes cars damaged by floods or accidents end up back on a dealer's lot. How can you avoid buying a used car with serious—even life-threatening—hidden damage?  Read: The secret world of disastrous cars

 

Health care reform evaders: How the uninsured will be caught

Health care reform evaders: How the uninsured will be caught Cover ArtWhen healthcare reform is fully implemented in 2014, everyone will be required to have health insurance coverage. This article outlines the rules and regulations that will be used to enforce mandatory health insurance coverage.  Read: Health care reform evaders: How the uninsured will be caught

 

Evaluating cancer insurance

Evaluating cancer insurance Cover ArtWho knew? Cancer insurance is a form of supplemental health insurance that can protect you and your family financially if the unthinkable occurs.  Read: Evaluating cancer insurance

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