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The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2012
Tue, 01/3/12 | 24 Comments
The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2012

Update: I’ve also put together a list of this year’s cheapest new cars.
Looking for a cheap new car? It’s important to do the research ahead of time to get a clear picture of what you’re …

How to Reach Health Insurance Nirvana with your Employer’s HDHP & HSA
Thu, 12/8/11 | 18 Comments
How to Reach Health Insurance Nirvana with your Employer’s HDHP & HSA

Health Care Cost Nirvana
If you’ve made the move to a HDHP, paired with an HSA that is sponsored by your employer, there is a health insurance “sweet spot” that nobody ever really talks about that …

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 | 11 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 …

Emergency Savings: is 6 Months Still Enough?
Wed, 08/17/11 | 24 Comments
Emergency Savings: is 6 Months Still Enough?

I was perusing unemployment duration data on the BLS website recently (yes, this is what personal finance bloggers do) and noticed that in the month of July, the average duration of unemployment was up to …

Do you Need to Buy Rental Car Insurance?
Mon, 02/28/11 | 8 Comments
Do you Need to Buy Rental Car Insurance?

Rental car insurance can be a tricky thing. The ‘credit card has got you covered’ theory has been thrown around quite a bit, and as a result, I have often declined the optional rental car …


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