New Rule Aims to Protect Consumers Using Prepaid Accounts

Prepaid accounts take different forms, including prepaid cards that you buy in stores or digital wallet accounts that you get online. Their growing use has brought about some consumer abuse.

This month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued new guidelines designed to help protect consumers as they make use…

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Hospitals Resort to Phone-a-Doctor

Remember when you went to the hospital to see a real, human doctor – live and in the flesh? Those were the days, eh?

It seems that more hospitals are using telemedicine for night coverage situations.

A company called Eagle Telemedicine is pushing the concept, saying that telemedicine is also proving…

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Flood Risk Increases During Peak Hurricane Season

There’s a higher likelihood of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year, according to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This means there’s an equally increased risk of flooding in hurricane-prone areas.

Because of this, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering up some advice…

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Those Organic Millennials

Expect to see a lot more use of the word “organic” on labels for foods, and many other products, as companies adapt to the tastes of America’s new mega-generation: the Millennials.

Millennials have now overtaken Baby Boomers in sheer numbers. More importantly, their young age makes them represent…

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Nearly One Third of Americans Now Comparison Shop for Health Care, Study Finds

A new study from health insurance company UnitedHealthcare finds that more people (32%) are using websites and mobile apps to comparison shop for health care, up from 14% in 2012.

However, only 7% of Americans have a full understanding of all four basic insurance concepts: plan premium, deductible, co-insurance…

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