Houston-area hospitals not releasing prices required by new law
Imagine shopping online for a colonoscopy or heart surgery just like we shop for airline tickets. You type in what procedure you need and you get a list of prices from hospitals that show what you would pay with and without insurance. That is the idea behind the Hospital Price Transparency Rule. The federal law that took effect in January says hospitals must release pricing information before providing service.
Here is why you may want to opt out of child tax credit early payments
The first of six child tax credit payments to parents will hit bank accounts and mailboxes on July 15. Some families may absolutely need the money now to pay bills. That is why President Biden pushed the advance payments. If you don’t need it, there are several reasons you may want to opt-out of receiving the early payments.
Here is how you can save hundreds of dollars on a rental car
If you're planning a trip out of town that includes a flight, chances are you'll need a rental car where ever you're going. We know rental cars are in high demand right now. Many rental car companies are running out in popular destination cities across the country. Even with the high demand, there are still a lot of ways to score big discounts on a rental car.
Test it Tuesday: Does this $5 mascara live up to all of the Tik-Tok hype?
Long, thick lashes are in and a lot of mascaras promise to add the appearance of more length and volume. Step into a Sephora or an Ulta, and you can easily drop $30 on mascara. Yikes! Two low-cost mascaras are getting rave reviews online.
Plan to travel soon? Here are 3 ways to save on airfare
After more than a year of being cooped up and quarantined, travel is making a comeback. But if you have checked airfare prices lately, you probably noticed prices are higher than they were pre-pandemic. If you are just itching to get in the air, try these three tricks to save some money.
Here is how you can score penny deals while shopping at Dollar General
Dollar stores are among the fastest growing segment of retail right now. It's not just shoppers trying to save money. Hoards of people are headed to Dollar General every week to hunt for items that cost just one penny. It's a movement getting a lot of traction on social media. People are posting and sharing items they have found for one cent.
Keep it simple: Here are the only 4 skincare products you need for healthy skin
It seems the older we get, the more we buy to counter the signs of aging. Beauty and skincare is a multibillion-dollar business. It is easy to get sucked into day creams, night creams, eye creams and serums and peels. But Houston dermatologist Dr. Viraat Patel of Nigro Dermatology says you only four items you need in your arsenal.
Summer’s almost here. Here’s how you can find an affordable electric plan in the Houston area
It is heating up outside, and that is a good reminder that you may need to shop around for a new electric plan. We know electric rates tend to go up in the heat of the summer. That’s why you should lock in your rate before they start to go up.
Test it Tuesday: Do popular nail strips work better than polish?
The pandemic has done a number on our finances and our fingernails. Now some women are looking for cheaper alternatives to the nail salon and polish that chips and peels days after you apply it.Nail strips are growing in popularlity. They are essentially fingernail polish on a sticker that you apply to your nail. There is no mess and no dry time. We asked viewer Liz Deering to try 2 different brands to tell us which works best and lasts the longest.