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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 …

Emergency Savings: is 6 Months Still Enough?
Wed, 08/17/11 | 23 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 | 7 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 …

The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2011
Tue, 01/11/11 | 65 Comments
The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2011

Update: I have since published a list of the cheapest new cars of 2014
Thinking of buying a new car? If you’re frugal, the thought of doing some research to find the cheapest new car has …

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 …


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