Literacy

Financial Literacy From A Healthcare Point-of-View (Part 2)

Background image: Photo I took of my copy of Personal Financial Planning (Eighth Edition) Note: This article was originally published in LinkedIn on May 17, 2021. It is Part 2 of a 3-Part literacy series. A Seat at the Finance Table If you’re here because you read Part 1, I assume it resonated with you and …

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Emergency Departments publishing “Expected Wait Times”

Maybe you’ve seen the signs or advertisements and just ignored them.  They’re all around, on the side of the highway, the bottom of the screen during the evening news and DEFINITELY on the hospital’s website. They’re a force for good, right? Well… yes.  Good for the investors who own the hospital. For you? Not so …

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Financial Literacy From A Healthcare Point-of-View (Part 1)

Background photo created by rawpixel.com – www.freepik.com Note: This article was originally published in LinkedIn on April 26, 2021.  It is Part 1 of a 3-Part literacy series. Financial Lessons From A Gen-Xer In honor of Financial Literacy Month, I recently shared a TEDx talk from a young woman (Harsimran Chohan) about the importance of …

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The Ins & Outs of U.S. Healthcare Consumerism in the 21st Century

Note: This is the first in a series of “healthcare consumerism” posts meant to inform & educate the reader about the U.S. healthcare system.   Imagine a U.S. healthcare system where everyone is an informed, savvy consumer of medical services and plays an active role in purchasing and consuming those services. Sounds amazing, right? But …

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