The Cost of Clear Skin

Thank goodness for health insurance.

“I Cannot Imagine Not Having This Option”: When Birth Control Is Your Medicine

Many people rely on birth control to keep health conditions in check.

How Food Changes When You’re a Caretaker

Every liquid has to be thickened, and every solid has to be pureed.

The Cost of Contracting Allergic Fungal Sinusitis

That’s a nose fungus, in case you aren’t familiar.

Confirming My Affordable Care Act Subsidy Eligibility

This is the other thing I got done today.

5 Lessons From an Eldercare Emergency

My family and I thought my 87-year-old grandmother’s finances were in great shape and ready for anything. We were wrong.

The Unexpected Costs of Having a Baby Two Weeks Overdue

Our tiny daughter was due to be born on December 4, 2017. She arrived on December 18th — exactly two weeks late, after 42 weeks of being pregnant.

When Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Think It Was an Emergency

Some insurers are charging people for “non-emergency” ER visits — or denying claims in full.

Paying for My Wisdom Tooth Extraction with an HSA

Healthcare is expensive, but the HSA made it feel “free.”

I Got My Health Insurance Subsidy

I went back to and updated my income information.