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Report: Billing Errors, Varying Procedure Costs Create Environment For Excessive Medical Debt

Making a trip to the doctor undoubtedly leaves many consumers’ wallets a little (or a lot) lighter. While some people going in for planned medical procedures might seek out doctors covered under their insurance to help alleviate out-of-pocket costs, a new report found that even with advances in medical policy consumers are feeling the burden of medical debt. [More]

Study: Eating These 41 ‘Powerhouse’ Fruits And Vegetables Can Prevent Chronic Disease

Study: Eating These 41 ‘Powerhouse’ Fruits And Vegetables Can Prevent Chronic Disease

Is your daily diet full of “Powerhouse” fruits and vegetables? Probably not, unless you regularly munch on watercress, chard or beet greens. [More]

From the Pew Research Center's study "America's Shrinking Middle Class"

Fewer Americans Identify As Middle Class Following The Great Recession

Several years ago, during the Great Recession, Consumerist asked the question many of us were thinking: If everyone is broke, is there still a class system? The answer was, probably, yes. And today it remains the same, even though many Americans are realizing they no longer hold a spot in the middle class. [More]

Consumers Get $32 Billion More Than They Bargained For With Broadband, Says Study

Consumers Get $32 Billion More Than They Bargained For With Broadband, Says Study

Silly you — did you think you were overpaying for broadband access? Well, a study has gone and proven you wrong.

If You Use Twitter This Month, You Probably Won't Be Back Next Month

If You Use Twitter This Month, You Probably Won't Be Back Next Month

Oprah has given the world many discoveries: Dr. Phil, books and on April 17, when she devoted an entire show to it, Twitter.

Dress Better, Get Better Service, Study Finds

Dress Better, Get Better Service, Study Finds

If you want good service, you’ll have to dress the part.