HSA vs. FSA: Which is Best for You?

Consumer-driven healthcare plans are becoming more common, even with large employers who pay for some or most of their employees’ healthcare costs. These health plans are the kind that allow consumers to make more of their medical spending decisions. They also place more of the onus of paying for those decisions on the consumer. While these […]

Published or Updated: January 27, 2016

The Definitive Guide to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are also known as Flexible Spending Arrangements. These are limited-use accounts set up through an employer which allow you to save pre-tax dollars for specific types of expenses. In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know about setting up and using a Flexible Spending Account.   Unlike Health Savings […]

Published or Updated: December 28, 2015

How HSA Health Plans Work

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are tax advantaged accounts that can be used to pay for medical care. They can also be used to save for retirement. As with other types of tax deferred accounts, however, an HSA comes with a lot of rules that must be followed. We’ll cover the requirements, rules and regulations in […]

Published or Updated: December 14, 2015

19 Car Insurance Terms You Need to Know

If you own and operate a vehicle, you are legally required to carry some sort of car insurance (or proof of financial responsibility) in almost every state. While the laws regarding coverage types and limits vary from state to state, you’ll need to at least meet the state minimum coverage requirements no matter where you live. […]

Published or Updated: October 1, 2015

Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?

Pets make us smile. They make us crazy. They make us proud. For many people, a pet isn’t just a furry little companion to snuggle up to on the couch. They are part of the family. We love our pets, and businesses have found a way to cash in. Pets have become big business – […]

Published or Updated: September 22, 2015

Should You Use an HSA for Retirement Savings

Should you use a Health Savings Account (HSA) to save for retirement? That’s the question a listener to the Dough Roller Money Podcast asked recently. Here’s Mike’s email: Hi Rob, I have a question about my HSA at work. I have about $14,000 in it. I have not used it at all in the past […]

Published or Updated: December 14, 2015

Reader Question: What Does Umbrella Insurance Cover?

Q:Rob, love your blog. I am a regular reader of your weekly posts archive. I am confused on umbrella insurance. We have a primary home, a rental home, and two vehicles. Can I buy a single one or two million dollar umbrella policy that covers claims from any of those assets, or do I need […]

Published or Updated: June 3, 2014

All About Term Life Insurance [Interview with Jeff Rose]

This is the twenty-sixth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we looked at an asset allocation tool called Jemstep. In today’s podcast, we talk about life insurance with Certified Financial Planner, Jeff Rose. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money […]

Published or Updated: June 5, 2015

DR 004: Obamacare FAQs with Nate Purpura of eHealth

In this 4th episode of the Dough Roller Podcast, I interview Nate Purpura of eHealth. Nate and the folks at eHealth are experts when it comes to Obamacare. Given all of the questions and uncertainties surrounding the Affordable Care Act, I was thrilled when Nate agreed to come on the show. The Topics Covered on […]

Published or Updated: November 26, 2013

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