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What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?
Thu, 12/1/11 | 11 Comments
What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

I recently moved from a traditional PPO health insurance plan to a high deductible health plan (HDHP) in this year’s open enrollment period.
Why? I’m young, healthy, and I haven’t been to the doctor more than …

What is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?
Mon, 11/21/11 | 9 Comments
What is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?

I previously mentioned that I had moved to a new high deductible health plan (HDHP) that my employer started offering during open enrollment.
I have had a few questions since around that declaration from people who …

Frugality through Vegetarianism: How to Save $2-$3K Per Year & the Planet by Moving Away from a Meat-Based Diet
Wed, 02/23/11 | 32 Comments
Frugality through Vegetarianism: How to Save $2-$3K Per Year & the Planet by Moving Away from a Meat-Based Diet

While we were in college, my wife and I made a gradual shift to becoming mostly vegetarian. It all sort of happened in an unconventional, non-life-philosophy-shattering sort of way…
I was on this high-protein, low-fat, low-carb …

4 FSA Eligible Expenses to Make Before it’s Too Late
Sun, 12/12/10 | One Comment
4 FSA Eligible Expenses to Make Before it’s Too Late

FSA Contributions do not Roll Over
If you have contributed funds to a flexible spending account (FSA) this year, you have approximately two weeks left (December 31 deadline) to use the funds before they vanish into …

10 Fun Summer Activities for Under $10 that you May Have Forgot About
Mon, 08/23/10 | 6 Comments
10 Fun Summer Activities for Under $10 that you May Have Forgot About

Summer Fun Can be Cheap
August is almost over, and that means there’s about two good months of summer left if you’re in a northern climate. Live it up before the cold and snow rolls in, …

How to Navigate ‘Sell by’, ‘Use by’, & ‘Best Before’ Dates in Order to Cut Down on Food Waste
Mon, 07/12/10 | 8 Comments
How to Navigate ‘Sell by’, ‘Use by’, & ‘Best Before’ Dates in Order to Cut Down on Food Waste

Why ‘Sell By’, ‘Use By’, & ‘Best Before’ Dates Matter
When playing the ‘is it still good?’ game with your food and its shelf life, it’s fairly easy to jump to your own conclusions about what …


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