Author: Myles Ma

Myles Ma is an editor at PolicyGenius.com.

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Financial experts share their biggest money regrets of the last decade

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We’re entering a new decade. It’s a good time to look forward, but it can be hard to avoid dwelling on mistakes. In the interest of …

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Reminder: It’s almost deadline day for health insurance

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Open enrollment for a 2020 health insurance plan on Healthcare.gov ends Sunday. Through Nov. 30, 2.88 million people had selected plans on the online platform, down …

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This is the one money lesson to teach kids this holiday season

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Your parents may have taught you how to save with a piggy bank or budget with an allowance. But there may be one overlooked, impactful financial …

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Americans are increasingly confused about health care

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Many Americans are foregoing medical care because they’re unsure of what’s covered by their health insurance, a new Policygenius survey finds. More than one in four …

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Make sure you know these 7 things ahead of open enrollment

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A federal appeals court could nullify the Affordable Care Act in a few weeks, but open enrollment on the state and federal health insurance marketplaces is expected to …

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Could wonky government math ruin your retirement savings?

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Retirees depend on Social Security to fund their post-work lives. But the program sits on shaky financial ground. The Social Security Board of Trustees projects that …

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How to budget when your adult kid moves back home

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More young adults are living with their parents than ever. An all-time high 17% of 25- to 34-year-olds reside with their parents, according to the Census. …

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Health care jargon in politics, explained

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With two Democratic primary debates down and another on the way, we are already deep in the throes of election season (as if it ever ends). …

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7 industries with the most job openings

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It’s a great time to be looking for work. There were 7.3 million job openings in the United States at the end of June, according to …

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The surprising time it pays to re-shop your auto insurance

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When is the best time to re-shop for auto insurance? We would say all the time, but we’re biased. It might seem counterintuitive, but one good …

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Could repealing the Cadillac tax make your health care pricier?

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This year federal government is expected to spend around $737 billion in subsidies to help people pay for health care, as part of the Affordable Care …

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Should you downsize to one car?

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A long time ago — in 2017 — I was a news reporter who spent my days driving to assignments in my 2011 Mazda 3 hatchback. …

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13 expert safety tips to stay safe while boating this summer

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The arrival of summer and warm weather means putting on your captain’s hat and taking to the open water on boats. But like driving, boating is …

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Pride 2019: This LGBTQ-inclusive team is breaking barriers in synchronized swimming

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When Shaina Dinsdale first moved to New York in 2013, she was told she could find anything. But she couldn’t find a way to use her …

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A guide to shopping for insurance when you’re LGBTQ

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The LGBTQ community has made significant strides in recent years, winning legal, political and cultural victories, including the right to marry. But the community is still …

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Here’s why airport food is so expensive

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Hunger can be especially costly at airports. Travelers often seen their carefully crafted vacation budget punctured by a case of the munchies. Even familiar favorites from …

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Are you wasting money on a storage unit?

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My wife and I recently moved apartments for the first time in years. Moving sucks in general, but the worst part was feeling like our past …

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How ‘Jeopardy!’ champ James Holzhauer can help you retire

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James Holzhauer has become one of the most dominant “Jeopardy!” contestants in the show’s history. He has the second longest winning streak and the second highest …

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Being too nice can be bad for your money

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You were probably encouraged to be nice when you were growing up. If you hit another kid or teased them you’d hear, “Now, be nice.” But, …

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How to monetize your new ‘Tidying Up’ obsession

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Everyone is getting rid of everything thanks to “Tidying up With Marie Kondo,” a new reality show from the famed organizing consultant. Kondo has convinced people …

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The cost of insuring a lab-made vs. a mined diamond

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Pressure and heat, applied over millions of years, turns carbon into diamonds. These days, humans in labs can do the same. Man-made diamonds and “natural” diamonds …

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How to deal with a terrible college roommate

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Your freshman college roommate is often the first and most important relationship you form at school. But it’s a crapshoot. This person might become a lifelong …

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How to keep your job when you’ve totally screwed up

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Alejandro got his first job out of college in 2009 as an associate buyer at a grocery store warehouse in Louisiana. He was responsible for ordering …