Careers & Workplace

The Unemployment Bowling League

Once a week, a bowling alley in Michigan (where else?) welcomes about 150 unemployed workers, along with some hiring companies and employer reps, to try to throw some strikes and get their careers out of the gutter. It’s all free too.

The Art of Using Up Your Health Benefits By Year’s End

Health insurance companies aren’t bashful about getting the most they can out of customers, in the form of premiums, co-pays, deductibles, and so on. So, as the end of the year nears, it makes sense to make sure you’re getting the most out of your policy—especially on stuff you’re entitled to for free, like annual preventive checkups, …

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.

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