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Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Basics
Tue, 09/24/13 | 5 Comments
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Basics

I’ve gone in to great detail on health savings accounts (HSA’s), but have paid little attention to their cousin, the flexible spending account, aka an FSA  (oddly, the IRS refers to them as “flexible spending …

4 Ways to Cut the Medical Bills that will Inevitably Arrive
Tue, 07/9/13 | 2 Comments
4 Ways to Cut the Medical Bills that will Inevitably Arrive

Health care costs for services, devices, and procedures are inevitable.
Even if you’ve taken proper preventative health care measures and are covered by insurance, you WILL encounter medical bills at some point.
It might seem as though …

Finding Affordable Health Insurance
Tue, 07/2/13 | One Comment
Finding Affordable Health Insurance

$2,569 (or 58%) of the $4,369 in average 2-person household health care costs comes in the form health insurance premiums.
Finding affordable health insurance is a big deal.
And with upcoming changes brought on by the Affordable …

Want to Get a Sneak Peek at what your Health Insurance Premiums Might be Under Obamacare?
Mon, 05/27/13 | 10 Comments
Want to Get a Sneak Peek at what your Health Insurance Premiums Might be Under Obamacare?

We’ve all been anxiously awaiting to find out what the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) will mean for all of us in terms of health insurance prices. And finally, there is some …

WTF? I MADE Money on Health Insurance & Health Care Last Year?!
Wed, 03/27/13 | 15 Comments
WTF? I MADE Money on Health Insurance & Health Care Last Year?!

A few weeks back when I highlighted my monthly budget, a few readers noticed a few absent line items.
One gigantic glaring absence, as reader, Jason, pointed out, was the cost of health insurance (and more …

Choosing the Best HSA Account Administrator (& Yes, you CAN Choose)
Wed, 03/20/13 | 38 Comments
Choosing the Best HSA Account Administrator (& Yes, you CAN Choose)

I’ve been on a big HSA kick, since I made the move to an HDHP.
Tax-free (pre-tax) contributions and withdrawals for qualified medical expenses, employer contributions, and growth through investments for the win!
Unlike FSA’s, HSA account …


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