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Catch up on some of the latest posts with this week's roundup:
Year End Financial Wrap-Up
by Michael Solari, Solari Financial Planning
The best way to kick off a new year is by tying up any loose ends from the previous year, which is especially true for your finances.
There are a few financial wrap-up tasks you can do at the end of the year to save you money (and headaches) in the year ahead:
Should You Use a Health Savings Account (HSA)?
by Jason Hamilton, KIS Financial Planning
You may or may not have heard of Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s). Many employers and state providers offer them. For you to qualify, you have to select what’s called a High Deductible Health Plan or HDHP. An HSA can possibly be an amazing way not only to save for medical expenses but you can also take the money out in retirement.
They are what’s called “triple tax-advantaged” in practice.
8 Hidden Costs When You Buy a Home
by Mary Beth Storjohann, Workable Wealth
With your focus on building your down payment fund and figuring out what your mortgage payment will be, it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller fees that come along with a home purchase. Here are eight and what they could cost you.
Binary Decisions are for Computers, not for Humans
by Eric Roberge, Beyond Your Hammock
We often act like we live in a binary world, where we have only two choices: 0 or 1. These binary decisions work for computers, but not for humans. Luckily for us, there’s a better way.
The more I speak with people about their finances, the more I realize how interesting humans really are. We tend to make things much more complicated than they have to be, and our brains tell us that in doing so we’re just being responsible.