The Haggler’s Guide to Cheaper Health Care

A 53-year-old man who used to cover the health insurance industry as a journalist purposefully decides that health insurance isn’t worth the money, and so he goes without it. He negotiates with doctors, haggles over the costs of services, and asks for discounts because he’s paying in cash. Over the course of a year, he’ll save $6,000.

Kraft Mag & Outrage

Food & Family, a magazine put out by Kraft Foods that features Kraft products and is mailed to 10 million Kraft Food consumers, used to sent out for free. Not anymore. Subscribers are now being asked to fork over $14 a year for what many folks consider little more than a marketing tool to sell Kraft food.

We’re rich again!

New numbers from the Federal Reserve show that American households* were $2 trillion richer at the end of June they were at the end of March. That’s a 4% jump over three months—and the first time household net worth has risen since the second quarter of 2007.

What accounts for the good fortune?

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