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Need more proof that the health care industry can thwart any consumer trying to control costs? A personal finance writer details his saga of trying to figure out how much his blood cancer pills will cost. Spoiler: He fails. A Health Insurance Detective Story -New York Times

It’s shocking how much food Americans waste: 40%. But there are a lot of things you can do to cut down on this trend, and lower your environmental impact at the same time. 6 Ways to Stop Wasting Food - Recyclebank

If paying off debt, and changing your saving habits, is like a marathon (slow and steady!), then this poster needs to go on your Pinterest boardStrive for Progress, Not Perfection - Greatest

If you’re frustrated with your job, it’s time to put the blame where it falls … yourself. Stuck in a Dead-End Job? It Could Be Your FaultFox Business

Gay people face a unique set of barriers, and they seem to be surmounting them just fine. A study says they are more likely to be employed, have more in savings and are better at managing debt. Gay People Are More Financially Secure - Huffington Post

You might want to take deep, calming breaths before reading this one. One in five discrimination complaints are filed by pregnant women. It’s no wonder, given what many of them have to go through when employers find out they’re pregnant. (The comments make it even better.) Pregnant? You’re Fired. - xoJane

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Add this to the list of ways the fiscal cliff could affect you–your mortgage costs might rise. Bummer. 5 Ways Your Mortgage Costs Could Go Up in January

Commenters had a lively debate on this opinion article. But whether you agree with her stance or not, it’s definitely thought provoking. I’m Not Rich. Why Am I Being Taxed Like I Am?

Petrified of the internet stealing your identity? There are actually bigger threats out there. The Biggest Factor in Consumer Fraud Isn’t the Internet

Actions speak louder than words, and this year, Black Friday spoke loud and clear. Holiday Shoppers Say They’ll Spend Less, But Then Shop More