Growing up in Nebraska, I remember celebrating Arbor Day every year while I was in school. It was a big celebration in my state and school, because Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska. I have lived in Texas for over 8 years and Arbor Day is not a big deal in the state and even the schools. Therefore, I decided to take a break from my originally scheduled articles on finances and discuss ways to celebrate a holiday that gives back to the environment!
A couple years ago, my employer began offering a FSA (Flexible Spending Arrangements) for healthcare expenses. Once they began offering this product, I had to do some research to decide whether it would be a good deal. I initially couldn't decide, because I didn't want money just sitting around not growing!While researching the FSA, I stumbled upon the HSA (Health Savings Account). I discovered that the HSA is a much better product. Despite this discovery, I still found that investing in a FSA was worth it for the Summit of Coin family (that may change toward the end of 2018).
Just like that, we are one fourth of the way through 2018! Once again, we made really good progress in the spending realm and came up spending the least amount of money this year! This makes us pretty happy in the Summit of Coin household! We even took a little trip to the Laredo to visit my wife's grandmother. This trip was great for our family as got a chance to relax and I even found the time to play a round of golf. We were also helped out with a decrease in our childcare bill, because I had spring break. Our daycare charges half price, if you don't take your child during the week. Therefore, we saved a little money!
In the future, we plan on sending our daughter to college. And like most parents, we worry about the cost of college and how we will pay for it. Well some stats on college tuition found my inbox and I thought that the information in the article was so important that I had to write an article about the rising tuition costs.
For a while now, I have been meaning to update my recommendation page And when I say "for a while," I mean 6 months or more. I found another blogger, who used an article to share their recommendations as a blog post. I thought, "What a great idea!" So, here it goes! All of the things that I recommend as great resources for my readers.