Exactly one year ago, we arrived in Spain on our 81-day, do-it-yourself, family study abroad in Spain. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we left. Following a gentle nudge, I put down some thoughts on the lessons we learned from our journey. Lessons We Learned It wasn’t as expensive as we thought… Continue reading What I Learned Spending 81-days In Spain
With the annual benefit enrollment period closing at work, it got me thinking about whether I could contribute to a health savings account (HSA). I’ve had HSA accounts with two previous employers, but my current employer doesn’t offer it. Could I still open an HSA on my own to get additional tax savings? HSA Requirements… Continue reading Can I Contribute to an HSA?
It’s that time of year, again: benefit open enrollment. What? It’s only September, you say? Don’t most benefit periods start at the beginning of the year? Turns out, not always. The startup I work for just celebrated its fourth anniversary and the benefits calendar nearly coincides, running from October 1st to September 30th of the… Continue reading The FSA Crystal BalI
Each month, I find that there’s a bunch of small topics that don’t warrant their own post but that I want to share nonetheless. Here are some from August. Beach House In North Carolina In the eight years that we’ve lived in Virginia, we’ve rented houses near the beach on the southern coast of North… Continue reading August 2020 Update