Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:07 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Buying health insurance when you’re a few years away from Medicare eligibility can be a particularly difficult part of retirement planning. Here are some thoughts on the problem, including some insights from eHealthInsurance.com. Down the road, the new health care reform law may make buying private insurance easier, but so far it hasn’t made too

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

The troubled life of British retro-soul singer Amy Winehouse ended last Saturday at the age of 27. While the official cause of death remains a mystery, it’s a fair guess that her public battle with substance abuse contributed to her tragic end. Winehouse thus became the latest victim of the Forever 27 club, named for

Saturday, July 03, 2010 9:30 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

The new $5 billion Pre-Existing Condition Health Insurance program, the Holy Grail of health reform for those previously denied health coverage because of pre-existing medical conditions, will begin rolling out nationwide this month, both in states with existing high-risk pools and those without. But premium costs and funding have some questioning whether the high-risk health insurance