Many of us have heard that Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are excellent vehicles to pay for healthcare costs. In fact, according to research compiled by Devenir, as of June 30, 2022, there were about 28 million HSA accounts. Additionally, total funds in HSAs grew to $98 billion at year-end 2021 from $45 billion in 2017. Clearly, the word’s gotten out about the benefits of HSAs. However, questions remain about the nuts and bolts of using these accounts and how individuals and families can maximize their benefits. This article reviews the most prominent features of HSAs while exploring some of their lesser-known benefits.
As summer comes to an end, many teenagers are flush with cash from summer jobs. If your teenager is in this situation and you’d like to use this opportunity to teach them the magic of compound interest, consider opening a Roth IRA for them.
After a relatively tranquil and upwardly moving 2021 in the stock market, 2022 is off to a rocky start, further exacerbated by Russia’s historic invasion of Ukraine, which started the worst land war in Europe since World War II. Read more
After seeing markets close at or near an all-time high in late 2021, 2022 is off to a rough start. Interest rates are set to rise, inflation has been more persistent than initially forecast, Omicron put a damper on the holiday season, new geopolitical risks are looming, and Washington’s Covid stimulus measures appear to be drying up. Read more
It seems like people are whispering about inflation everywhere you turn, and it’s for a good reason. Rising prices have the power to eat away at your purchasing power and erode the value of your assets. Read more
There is little doubt that cryptocurrency is having a significant impact on the world around us. Indeed, cryptocurrencies are so popular one literally needs to work to not hear about them on a daily basis. It is no wonder the public is clamoring to invest in the next big crypto coin. Read more
In honor of the 51st Earth Day on April 22nd, we thought we’d provide an update on one of our favorite topics, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) investing, also often referred to as sustainable investing. Here are several themes: Read more
The short answer is not much. The more nuanced answer is that it shows what happens when too many people pile into the stocks of small, thinly-traded stocks (i.e., low daily volume traded). Too much demand relative to supply pushed the prices of stocks like Gamestop far beyond what their underlying fundamentals warranted. Read more
Many people are currently in open enrollment for employee benefits right now. An often-overlooked employee benefit that can really pay off in the long-term is the Health Savings Account (HSA). HSAs provide a tax-advantaged way to save for healthcare costs, now or in retirement. Read more
With the Nasdaq, Dow and S&P 500 indices hitting all-time highs recently, you might be wondering if the stock market has become completely untethered from reality. After all, we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic that has resulted in a sharp rise in unemployment, millions of struggling businesses and individuals and a sharp contraction in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Two adages might help explain this apparent disconnect: Read more