My HSA Is Now Closed
Jun04

My HSA Is Now Closed

I finally got my HSA closed and I already miss it. I had this HSA from my last full time job and it was really a great item to have. It allowed me to save money pre-tax which I could then use for health reasons, which I had been having a lot of lately. I was no longer able to contribute to that account because I no longer have a High Deductible Health Plan since I am now a full time student. I was able to continue using the money in...

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Health Savings Accounts: How Can I Use Them?

If you manage to qualify for a Health Savings Account or HSA then you may be wondering how you can use the money. Remember that you first need to have a High Deductible Health Plan in order to even think about setting up your HSA, or else you will need to set up a Flexible Spending Account or FSA. The great thing about the Health Savings Account is that you can actually use the money for basically anything you like. OF course you will...

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Health Savings Accounts: Do I Qualify?
Mar18

Health Savings Accounts: Do I Qualify?

Every day we look for ways to save money and one of the easiest ones can be found as part of your insurance plan. Many people do not know that they can use a Health Savings Account to save for health related items and can still keep the account even if they no longer have that particular insurance plan. How do you know if you qualify? Well to qualify for a Health Savings Account you simply need to have a High Deductible Health Plan...

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Oops I Missed A Payment (And Almost Messed Up My Insurance)
May23

Oops I Missed A Payment (And Almost Messed Up My Insurance)

I recently had an experience that shows no matter how careful we try to be when dealing with finances we still make mistakes every now and then. I have my finances generally automated so that I can spend as little time on them but I know that I still need to monitor my money. I have my budget monitored in Mint and I also use a spreadsheet so that I can enter my receipts and have the most up to date information at hand. This has helped...

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Tracking My Finances In 2011: June Week 4
Jun24

Tracking My Finances In 2011: June Week 4

I have decided to post my weekly spending for the previous week on Fridays so you know how my cash has been flowing for the week. Please note that I get paid on the last day of the month so my cash flow net effect will usually be negative until the last day of the month. This does not mean that I am adding to my debt, it just means that the money coming in is less than the money going out because bills are due starting on the first...

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