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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 …

Dude, Where’s my Open Enrollment?
Sun, 10/27/13 | 14 Comments
Dude, Where’s my Open Enrollment?

Ahhh… open enrollment.
A joyous time of year, when the leaves start turning colors and falling, there’s a crisp cool in the air, and you get to review 401K match, health insurance, HSA, FSA and other …

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 …

Does it Make Sense to Pay the Obamacare Penalty Tax on the Individual Mandate?
Mon, 09/30/13 | 4 Comments
Does it Make Sense to Pay the Obamacare Penalty Tax on the Individual Mandate?

One of the biggest structural components of the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare”, is that it forcefully nudges individuals to have some level of health insurance coverage. This has been referred to as the “individual …

Where to Get Cheap or Free Flu Shots
Wed, 09/25/13 | 52 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 …

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 …


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