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Reader 2014 Health Insurance Premium Price Change Roll Call
Tue, 11/19/13 | 12 Comments
Reader 2014 Health Insurance Premium Price Change Roll Call

We’ve been discussing HSA’s, HDHP’s, and the new insurance exchanges a lot lately, as 2014 marks the first year of the new public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
Love it, or hate it – the …

PPO vs. HDHP Costs & Savings (Year 2 After the Switch to an HDHP)
Thu, 11/7/13 | 10 Comments
PPO vs. HDHP Costs & Savings (Year 2 After the Switch to an HDHP)

This post may be a tad bit before end of year, but now that open enrollment is finally here after being delayed, I wanted to give anyone who is considering multiple health insurance plans something …

Why I will be Maxing out my HSA in 2014
Mon, 11/4/13 | 14 Comments
Why I will be Maxing out my HSA in 2014

Update: the 2015 maximum HSA contribution has been announced and there is an increase. over 2014.
Along with the other tax advantaged accounts, the IRS recently announced increases in limits to one of my favorite savings …

Is Organic Food a “Luxury”?
Wed, 10/23/13 | 18 Comments
Is Organic Food a “Luxury”?

An interesting discussion ensued last week on my cheap vs. quality vs. luxury post on organic food and whether or not it is a “luxury”.
In the post, I had given an example of a cheap …

The Obamacare Insurance Exchanges are Open. Now What? Here’s a Simple Guide
Wed, 10/2/13 | 2 Comments
The Obamacare Insurance Exchanges are Open. Now What? Here’s a Simple Guide

Like it or not, the biggest component of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) – publicly run health insurance exchanges – have arrived.
So what’s next?
At the most basic level:
1. If you have insurance through your …

Where to Get Cheap or Free Flu Shots
Wed, 09/25/13 | 54 Comments
Where to Get Cheap or Free Flu Shots

I just got my flu shot yesterday. Unfortunately, it’s a week late, as I came down with something last Friday. The 2014-2015 flu season is back once again and sick days are about to start …


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