In today’s edition, we look at a timely topic: healthcare. We look at how we rank as a nation when compared to the price of healthcare in other countries (i.e. healthcare spending around the world). We also do some fact checking on the politically-charged assertions about Obamacare’s impact on your ability to keep your current plan.
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Healthcare Spending Around the World, Country by Country — With all of the talk about healthcare in the US, it’s interesting to see how we stack up next to everyone else in the world. Do you know which country has the lowest amount of healthcare spending in the world? Which country has more doctors? The answers might surprise you.
Fact Check: On Keeping Your Current Health Plan — USA Today covers what both Obama and Romney are asserting and compares them to the “facts”. Prediction: the term ‘Obamacare’ will be referenced one million times during the Presidential debates this Fall.
How to Be a Conservative Investor – Jeremy Vohwinkle from GenX Finance breaks down the difference between “conservative investing” and “no-risk investing” and tips for becoming a conservative investor. You don’t have to be either all stocks or all cash. The results for bonds over the last ten years will likely surprise you.
How Does Human Capital Affect Asset Allocation? — Do you know the difference between “human” capital and “financial” capital? The Oblivious Investor says, “When considering how much risk to take on in your portfolio, you should consider how much risk you’re already taking on via your human capital.”
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A Complete Guide to Saving at America’s Baseball Stadiums — “Complete Guide” is no lie. It lists every single Major League ballpark and offers tips for helping you cut costs while still enjoying the Great American Pastime.
10 Best US Cities to Visit on a Budget — At a time when it seems like everyone and their brother is posting pics on Facebook of a family vacation to Disney World, this post offers some great vacation ideas that aren’t quite as expensive as a week with Mickey and Minnie.
From Woman to Girl, An Introduction to Finance — A pilot program in 3 Connecticut schools teaches a class targeted at inciting teenage girls to contemplate a career in finance. It also includes a mentoring program pairing girls with a woman who works in finance.
Why Are You Still Wasting Money on Storage Units? — With self-storage units seemingly on every corner, why is it we are throwing our money away on them?
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