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  • Patty Breslin

    San Leandro, CA

    Insurance, Healthcare

    2 answers

    0 out of 0 people found Patty's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    How much is affordable care health insurance, if I decide to quit my job, and become a 1099 employee.

    A good place to start looking for health coverage is on Healthcare.gov.  It is certainly not the only option, but it is one place to find insurance plans and compare them based on your circumstances. Look for the "Get Covered" tab which gives you your state marketplace site information, or if your state does not have one, links you to the federal marketplace.  You will be able to find new information for 2015 coverage as of Nov...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Diana Polyakov

    South San Francisco, CA

    Insurance, Healthcare, Small Business

    15 answers

    6 out of 8 people found Diana's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I need affordable medical, dental, and vision coverage. Any suggestions?

    You might qualify for subsidies through the health insurance exchanges. You can either contact an insurance agent that is certified to assist consumers find a health plan through the exchange or you can go directly to your state's insurance marketplace website and see what your options are. In California the health insurance marketplace is called Covered California....more »

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  • Claire Freeman

    Chino Hills, CA

    Healthcare

    24 answers

    12 out of 14 people found Claire's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    How can we afford to go to the doctor's office if our deductible is either $3000 or $1000? Will we have to pay for everything out of pocket?

    When a service is performed (i.e. a visit to the doctor's office) a claim is generated with that office visit charge (for our example let's say it's $150.00).  If you stayed in your insurance's PPO network, the charge would be subject to the rules surrounding your PPO policy which would include how much you would pay out of pocket.  If your doctor's office charged $150.00 for the office, and your PPO insurance processes the claim, and then allows $100.00 for the office, then $100.00...more »

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  • Maureen Lamb

    Holderness, NH

    Personal Finance, Healthcare, Small Business

    8 answers

    24 out of 31 people found Maureen's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I had colon cancer in February, 2012. I had a colectomy at the end of 2014 and I'm still paying the hospital monthly for that. After almost 3 years of paying, is there anyway to get them to wipe the slate clean? How much is medical billing help?

    I recommend you call the hospital billing office and explain to them your circumstances.  It's possible you might be eligible for charitable or financial assistance through the hospital.  Based on your application  the hospital might be willing to reduce your current bill or write it off completely. You can find more information about what medical billing advocates charge from Nerd Wallet...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Bonnie Sheeren

    Houston, TX

    Healthcare

    11 answers

    7 out of 8 people found Bonnie's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I have 5 cavities that need to be filled. How much will it cost me out of pocket?

    Are you sure of your diagnosis?  Some dentists are more aggressive in their treatment plan and they will recommend filling dental caries that may just need watchful waiting.  Here's Medicine.net's explanation of treatment options for cavities:  http://www.medicinenet.com/cavities/page3.htm#what_is_the_treatment_for_cavitiesIf you have a solid diagnosis and are sure your cavities need more extensive treatment, and if you're watching your budget, you can always check for...more »

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  • Stan Hatkoff PhD

    Gresham, OR

    Healthcare

    24 answers

    7 out of 13 people found Stan's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I had colon cancer in February, 2012. I had a colectomy at the end of 2014 and I'm still paying the hospital monthly for that. After almost 3 years of paying, is there anyway to get them to wipe the slate clean? How much is medical billing help?

    Please contact Sandra Warren at histio@charter.net.  She is the expert in this...more »

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  • Kevin Flynn

    Philadelphia, PA

    Personal Finance, Insurance, Healthcare

    34 answers

    9 out of 9 people found Kevin's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I had a minimum coverage HMO that I did not pay the premiums for. I have been dis-enrolled from the plan. Do I still have to pay the balance that I owed?

    While it would be the honorable thing to do, and you face penalties under the Affordable Care Act for not having coverage, insurance companies generally do not balance bill.  You are likely fine not paying the balance. ...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Lisa Berry Blackstock

    Agoura Hills, CA

    Personal Finance, Insurance, Healthcare

    35 answers

    19 out of 23 people found Lisa's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    How can I get a certification to work as a medical billing advocate?

    I am an effective medical billing advocate as well as a patient healthcare advocate.  In business since 1990, I have never sought certification in either arena.  I learned my subject matter by internet research and hands-on experience, which none of the billing or advocacy credentials offer, if I am not mistaken.  The best teacher, in my opinion, is experience and the opportunity to informally intern under the wing of an experienced professional.  There you will learn the...more »

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  • Carlos Contreras, ChFC® ChFC

    Aventura, FL

    Retirement, Taxes, Healthcare

    6 answers

    1 out of 2 person found Carlos's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I receive a letter twelve years ago stating that I have a pension and should contact the pension administrate at a PO BOX address. I wrote two letters, one certified, to the address and I never received any response. Is there a government agency that can help me with this?

    In my home state there is a department that receives escheated property. You should research your state and contact the department responsible and ask them if in fact they aren't holding your pension...more »

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  • Denise Sikora

    Woodbridge, NJ

    Insurance, Healthcare

    34 answers

    18 out of 24 people found Denise's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    The doctor I went to did not charge my health insurance for a service, and now that bill is in collections. What should I do?

    You can file the claim with your health insurance, by requesting a statement from the doctor and sending it to your insurance with their claim form. If the doctor participates with your insurance, then they are required by their contract with the insurance to submit your claims. So then I would contact the insurance and discuss this with them. Many times the insurance will call the doctor and inform them of their responsibilities for submitting claims. You should also let the collection...more »

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  • Michael Mezheritskiy

    Farmington, CT
    Boston, MA

    Retirement, Investing, Healthcare

    74 answers

    124 out of 182 people found Michael's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I am currently a trustee and helping to complete my father's complex irrevocable trust, of which I should inherit $450,000 to $500,000 by the end of 2015. How can I make the most of it?

    Good afternoon and thank you for your question.The correct answer to your question is - it depends. There are a lot of thing to consider when making a decision regarding the best way to set up your portfolio:Debt and future purchasesEmergency accountCollege savingRetirement and so onIdeally you want to put together a plan where you rank your priorities and work from there, for example having an emergency fund is pretty important well that should be around 6+ month of income. Then you have...more »

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  • Linda Adler

    Palo Alto, CA

    Healthcare

    17 answers

    16 out of 27 people found Linda's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I am seeking medical attention but still need to pay medical bills. What options do I have as a single parent who still attends college?

    You haven't mentioned if you have medical insurance: so if you don't, the first thing you need to do is to get some! We're in an open enrollment period, so this is the time to sign up, especially now that there are great plans available through the Affordable Care Act. In terms of going forward and getting care, it will be important to establish yourself as a patient with a doctor who accepts the insurance plan you have and who understands that you may have to pay your bills over time. You...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Pat Palmer

    Salem, VA

    Healthcare

    54 answers

    36 out of 59 people found Pat's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    Do I have any recourse for an exorbitant emergency room bill?

    Absolutely!First, make sure to get a detailed, itemized bill that explains every charge. The first bill you receive will be very generic and will not give you details. Once you have this, scrutinize every line item. Did you really receive all of these items? If you are unsure of what an item is, contact the provider. They must explain what every item is.Once you are satisfied that everything for which you were charged was actually received, look into whether these are fair and reasonable...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Beth Morgan CPC®

    WILTON, CT

    Healthcare, Investing

    15 answers

    2 out of 2 people found Beth's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    My daughter had an in-office surgery to correct toenail issues. The insurance's discounted/contracted amount was $328. The doctor's office billed her the $328 and it was paid in August. She just received a letter from collections for the entire amount of $1500. How should we proceed?

    I would ask them what the bill is for and if it was sent to your insurance company.  Also, ask for an itemized bill.  Contact me if you need...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Ronald Schwartz JD

    Deerfield, IL

    Healthcare

    7 answers

    3 out of 4 people found Ronald's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    What rate and coverage would I be able to get under the Affordable Care Act?

    The first question is whether your retail employer offers healthcare insurance. If so, you should purchase insurance that way because you would not be eligible to purchase insurance through the federal marketplace. If no such coverage is available at work, and you are not eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, then you need to wait until November 15, 2014, when open enrollment occurs at healthcare.gov. You will be able to look at all of the policies available in your area. They will be...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Gary Votour

    Columbia, SC

    Healthcare

    29 answers

    30 out of 39 people found Gary's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I was charged $8805 as the cash price for an MRI of my ankle. My zip code is 06111. Is this price too high?

    That price does seem a bit high. New Choice Health,  a website that compares prices for various procedures, does have a price comparison for lower extremity MRIs. They show that the cost does vary widely, but not into the $8000+ range:National MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) Procedure Pricing Summary: National Minimum Price$975 (Chillicothe, OH)National Average Price$1,550 National Maximum Price$6,300 (Ketchikan, AK)br>The Washington Post used the same procedure as an...more »

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  • Martine Brousse

    Santa Monica, CA

    Healthcare

    148 answers

    42 out of 64 people found Martine's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    My son is about to lose his health insurance because of the age restriction. What plan can you recommend for him? Where can he get help finding a plan in the San Jose, CA area?

    I would suggest to visit the CA insurance marketplace first. You will get an idea of plans available in your area, their cost and whether any subsidies might apply.http://www.coveredca.com/You may also find a certified navigator contact information on that website. An agent who is accredited by the state marketplace exchange, their services are free. They can discuss your particular coverage needs and advise you on the best available plans within and out of the...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Susan Dressler

    West Chicago, IL

    Insurance, Healthcare

    13 answers

    3 out of 8 people found Susan's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    How can I find a good dentist who will abide by the Medicare coverage and not charge over what Medicare covers?

    Medicare does not cover dental...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Bettsee Gotwald

    Boulder, CO

    Healthcare, Personal Finance

    2 answers

    2 out of 2 people found Bettsee's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I fear I have let my past troubles ruin the rest of my life. Do you have ideas on how to get my credit card and medical debt back on track?

    There's a lot that goes into answering this questions. And without knowing all of the specifics, I'll try to cover as broad of a picture as I can. The first step is to get a handle on your monthly expenses. There will be certain expenses which are considered necessities and fixed expenses. This includes rent, utilities, car insurance, etc - the things you need to have a roof over your head, food and transportation to and from your job. After compiling these expenses, determine if there's anyway...more »

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  • Sharon Hollander

    Encino, CA

    Healthcare

    87 answers

    24 out of 38 people found Sharon's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I have Medicaid in Michigan but I am in New York. How can I get my two prescriptions filled while traveling?

    If you filled the prescription at a chain pharmacy, ie Walgreens, CVS etc then if you take the bottle of the medication to a pharmacy in New York they can have your prescription transferred to a local pharmacy, even if it is out of state.   I would contact the pharmacy and they can best assist you....more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Adria Gross FIPC

    Monroe, NY

    Insurance, Healthcare

    11 answers

    16 out of 18 people found Adria's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    Is it required for a hospital to send a bill to a patient before sending them to collection? What if the bill is never received and it is documented as sent to the wrong address in error by the hospital?

    These circumstances occur much too often.  I have worked with so many clients where the hospital or medical provider did not have the correct insurance information or address and therefore, the bill was never submitted to your health insurer.  When this occurs, I immediately call the medical provider’s billing office and inform them about receipt of the bill from a collection company and the fact that the patient never received the original bill from the medical provider. I...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Jean Hanley MD

    Manhattan Beach, CA
    Walnut Creek, CA

    Healthcare

    6 answers

    5 out of 5 people found Jean's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    Where should I go for a second opinion?

    I agree that going to an orthopedic clinic that specializes in sports injuries is important. In particular, a knee-only specialist is best. To keep costs down make sure the doc is within your insurance network. Besides asking family and friends, calling a few general Ortho clinics and asking to what knee specialist they would refer may often reveal a physician who stands out. Depending on your knee issue, whether sports-related or not, a large academic hospital (if there is one near you) is...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Ana Herrera

    Daly City, CA

    Healthcare, Personal Finance, Retirement

    2 answers

    2 out of 2 people found Ana's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I am a 39 year old small business owner. Should I look into getting insurance through the California marketplace? Do you have suggestions for good medical insurance that can be purchased by individuals?

    Do you have any employees?  How many employees do you have?And if you have employees are you thinking of offering them coverage?If the coverage is only for you and your family, it might be an advantage to apply for coverage through Covered California, it depends on your AGI (adjusted gross income), because you might qualify for subside help.  The cost of going outside the exchange is the same, but outside you won't get the subside...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Andrew Fitch

    San Francisco, CA

    Healthcare

    6 answers

    7 out of 8 people found Andrew's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    At the time I visited my doctor, I had health insurance through my employer. I no longer work at the company, and now the insurance won't pay my bill of about $450. I didn't know I still had this bill and have made no payments. How can I reduce this bill?

    Based on the statement you submitted, your provider is billing you for a $462.43 patient balance -- which is equal to 100% of the billed charges. It looks like the hospital billed UnitedHealthcare as your health insurance plan but that your health plan denied the claim ("$0.00 Insurance Pmts/Adjs").I recommend calling your health insurance carrier to verify they received this bill and to ask the call representative why your claim was denied. Common reasons for a denied claim include not having...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Harvey Matoren MPH

    Jacksonville, FL

    Healthcare

    1 answer

    1 out of 1 person found Harvey's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I am scheduled for surgery very soon. How do I know if anything related to my surgery needs precertification and/or approval?

    Lack of per-certification and approval is a major factor in denial of claims after they are submitted.  The policy holder is ultimately responsible for obtaining such approvals.  The easiest way to do this is first to call your insurance company to determine if you need such pre-certification.   You may need the specifi diagnosis and procedure codes which you can obtain from your doctor's office.   Many providers will tell you that they will obtain the precert fore...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Pat Johnson

    Lincoln, CA

    Insurance, Healthcare

    32 answers

    14 out of 22 people found Pat's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    I'm a federal employee about to enroll in a health plan. Which plan is the best for access to out of network providers?

    I am wondering if you know that the Dr's you want to go to aren't affiliated with any of your plan options?!If that is the case you would be better off with a PPO( Preferred Provider Option) Your co pays and deductibles would be higher but most likely you would get coverage.Let me know if you have any other...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Gloria Peth

    Osage Beach, MO

    Healthcare

    2 answers

    1 out of 1 person found Gloria's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    My daughter had a CAT Scan at Thayer hospital in Waterville Maine. Our bill was $3,600 and our responsibility was $2,700. Are CAT Scans really this expensive?

    This should answer you question!Waterville CT Scan Facility & Pricing IntroductionThere are 3 healthcare providers who offer CT Scan procedures in Waterville. The cheapest list price of an CT Scan in Waterville is $390.00 while the highest price is $4,600.00. There are 21 different types of CT Scan provided in Waterville and the pricing is different for each. Shop from the providers below and see how much money you can save.Waterville CT Scan Procedures & Cost AveragesBrain CT Scan Cost...more »

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  • Michelle Cates

    Port St Lucie, FL

    Healthcare

    7 answers

    5 out of 6 people found Michelle's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    We have a recent hospital Emergency Room bill for $10,520 from January. It was recently reduced to around $980. Can we reduce what is left at all?

    Yes, it is possible for your balance to be reduced further. Some facilities will offer a prompt pay discount. For example, if you are able to pay 65% of the bill all at once the hospital may write off the remaining 35%. Also periodically hospitals will also run "debt amnesty" programs to reduce their outstanding aged accounts receivable. I've seen a hospital in the north east reduce bills by 50% during a debt amnesty program. If you're currently making monthly payments it never hurts to ask the...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Stacy Gearhart JD

    Lakeland, FL
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Healthcare

    4 answers

    4 out of 8 people found Stacy's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    How and where can I apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs?

    Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia.  Information on Extra Help offered through the Social Security Administration can be found at: http://www.ssa.gov/medicare/prescriptionhelp/ Additionally, there...more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Clarisa Odell

    Menlo Park, CA

    Healthcare

    8 answers

    4 out of 7 people found Clarisa's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    What happens if I can't pay my medical bills?

    What happens depends upon who you owe.  Many providers will send your account to collections, which will affect your credit score.  Some hospitals may put a lien on your property.I advise my clients to pay at least a little bit each and every month to avoid being sent to collections. This practice is not guaranteed to keep you out of collections but has worked for many of my clients.Good luck....more »

    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
  • Susan Scherer RN

    Wesley Chapel, FL

    Healthcare

    2 answers

    2 out of 3 people found Susan's answers helpful

    Most recent answer
    My 86 year old father is hospitilized with pneumonia in Seattle, Washington. Unfortunately, all of us children are spread out across the country. We've been communicating with a patient navigator at the hospital while we schedule our flights and time off from work, but one of my co-workers suggested hiring a patient advocate as well. What is the difference between a patient advocate and patient navigator?

    Another good resource is the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants. You will be able to locate an advocate and review different agencies....more »

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    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
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    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
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    Advisors offer free consultations to determine if you're a good fit for one another. Providing more information in the consultation request will help advisors have a better sense of what you're looking for. The advisor will contact you via email and set up a time to meet. Depending on the advisor, and your preferences, this could be an in-person or online meeting. You are under no obligation to engage them after meeting with them.
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