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How to deal with huge medical bills

Holly Johnson •
The Simple Dollar
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A report from the American Journal of Medicine shared some sad statistics about the state of American medical care and medical bankruptcies: A 2009 study revealed that 62.1% of U.S. bankruptcies had a medical cause that year. That figure is in stark contrast to 1981, when only 8% of bankruptcies listed medical debt as a root

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Remaining frugal as your income grows

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar
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Like many people, I spent my college years being extremely frugal. I did all kinds of things in college to save money. I ate absurd amounts of ramen noodles, as it was an extremely cheap form of calories. I lived in a tiny apartment with as many as seven other people to get rent well

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A new iTunes IRS Scam

Wintrust
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An apple a day keeps the scammer away! A new scheme has been on the loose, so don’t fall for it. Cybercriminals are posing as IRS agents confusing unsuspecting people and threatening that they have unpaid taxes. These criminals tell victims that they face late penalties and will be persecuted unless they comply. What makes

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Keep up with the dirty work: Protect your business from fraud

Wintrust
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Nothing gets past you. You’re familiar with fraud schemes, and you’ve taken the necessary precautions to protect yourself. But, scammers get more and more clever. It’s important to stay on top of the most recent scams so you’re aware of how your company could be targeted. Understanding these threats can save you, your employees and

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