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Why I’ve Decided to Max out my HSA in 2013 & Beyond (While I can)
Wed, 11/14/12 | 42 Comments
Why I’ve Decided to Max out my HSA in 2013 & Beyond (While I can)

Over the past year, I’ve become a big fan of HSA’s.
They are a bit like an IRA on steroids (if those steroids were purchased from tax-free HSA distributions).
Tax free (pre-tax) contributions, growth through investment, and …

HDHP vs. PPO Costs, Savings, & Thoughts: 1 Year After the Switch
Thu, 11/8/12 | 21 Comments
HDHP vs. PPO Costs, Savings, & Thoughts: 1 Year After the Switch

Last year, I noted that I had made the switch from a comfortable PPO health insurance plan to an HDHP plan (paired with an HSA), during my employer’s open enrollment.
Open enrollment is going on right …

6 Open Enrollment Season Must-Do’s
Tue, 10/30/12 | 10 Comments
6 Open Enrollment Season Must-Do’s

What is Open Enrollment?
November is open enrollment season (a.k.a. “annual enrollment” or simply “open season”) – an important time of the year for employees to review their benefit elections.
Open enrollment usually rolls around just once …

Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less
Tue, 10/16/12 | 26 Comments
Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less

Ever wonder why eyeglasses are so expensive?
60 Minutes had a really interesting piece on the Italian eyeglass manufacturer, Luxottica that helps explain why.
Luxottica manufactures just about every designer eyeglass brand in the market – Gucci, …

Help! My Health Insurer won’t Pay the Bill!
Wed, 09/26/12 | 13 Comments
Help! My Health Insurer won’t Pay the Bill!

My Health Insurer is Not Paying the Bill
I am willing to bet that many of you have encountered a situation where you noticed an error in your medical bill, but your health insurer delays in …

Olympic Athlete Finances: From Poverty to the Penthouse
Thu, 08/9/12 | 2 Comments
Olympic Athlete Finances: From Poverty to the Penthouse

I must confess to being completely consumed by the Olympics.
Where else can you watch a 16-year old Asian-American high-schooler beat down a 49 year-old Asian-Dutch woman while taunting her with ping pong slang in Chinese …


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