FSA · Insurance · Medical

Keeping My Healthcare Plan

Many Americans receive their health insurance coverage through their employer. When I left my employer at the beginning of October, our family’s coverage was impacted. In my case it was pretty simple: my new employer provided a health plan comparable to StartupInc’s. But this isn’t always an option for everyone. In 1985, Congress created a… Continue reading Keeping My Healthcare Plan

Personal Finances · Security

Why I use a password manager and why you should too

Over the past two-plus decades, I have accumulated over 500 logins and passwords. I suspect that’s more than the average web user, but probably not by much. Keeping track of these all in my brain would be impossible. Of those logins, I only remember four of them: my computer login for work, my computer login… Continue reading Why I use a password manager and why you should too

Taxes

Should I Itemize My Deductions When My Standard Deduction is Higher?

Unlike me, my sister is an actual accountant. When I was talking to her about her taxes a few months ago, my ears perked up when she said she was still itemizing deductions on her federal tax return, even though her itemized deductions were less than her standard deduction.  Huh? I thought the equation was… Continue reading Should I Itemize My Deductions When My Standard Deduction is Higher?