KAISER HEALTH NEWS: Step away from urgent care – and toward a big emergency bill | News

Frankie Cook remembers last year’s car accident in only flashes. She was driving a friend home from high school on a winding road outside of Rome, Georgia. She saw stagnant water from the last rain. She tried to slow down but lost control of her car on a large curve. “The car flipped three times,” … Read more

Can’t qualify for a personal loan? 4 alternatives to try

By ANNIE MILLERBERND from NerdWallet Personal loans provide fast, unsecured money that can pay off anything from home repairs to medical emergencies. Instead of asking for collateral like a house or a car, many prefer advanced lenders with strong credit and high incomes. But what if you do not meet the requirements of the lender? … Read more

Virtual reality experience at Oelwein | Oelwein Daily Register

For those who enjoy cutting-edge gameplay, modern technology, and captivating entertainment, there are few places in the area that beat S. Frederick’s Virtual Reality Studios Oelwein. Owned and founded by Vernon May, the site has brought an exciting virtual reality experience home, providing a first brush with what many believe is the future of interactive … Read more

Increasing Social Security by 11% is practically impossible. But that’s fine.

(Keith Spetses) We’re likely less than two weeks away from knowing how high our Social Security checks will be in 2023. The Social Security Administration (SSA) plans to announce in mid-October. There has been a lot of predictions in recent months about the next cost-of-living adjustment (cola) will be. Of these, the most optimistic estimates … Read more

Time for some good news about rams resettlement settlement money

The text message arrived two nights before Christmas. A wire transfer of $790 million from the National Football League has arrived in the St. Louis area coffers. Payment of the settlement of the Ramez transfer lawsuit has been completed. Speaking of the holidays, have you been shopping lately? Already stores are pulling out Christmas decorations. … Read more

Planning to get Social Security at 62? 3 reasons to wait until age 70

(Adam Levine Weinberg) The big question for Americans nearing retirement is when to apply Social Security benefits. While the US government has set the full retirement age at 67 for people born in 1960 or later, Americans can choose to receive reduced Social Security benefits as early as 62 — or wait past the full … Read more

Seniors are just a month away from an important Social Security announcement | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Christy Pepper) In mid-October, retirees will get some important news from the Social Security Administration. It’s news that many people have been waiting for, and it will have a profound impact on the finances of seniors across the country. The cost of living adjustment for Social Security will be announced soon So, what’s the big … Read more