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.
The other day I was doing some light reading, by catching up on articles from other bloggers around the internet. During this website trip, I stumbled upon a great article from Chris at Keep Thrifty (Save Even More By Cutting the Other Cord - Your Antenna). It was a great article that made me question everything that I think about in terms of television.
If you have been following my blog, by now you know that I am a big fan of cutting the cord and finding ways to stream television. Finding a way to watch my Nebraska Cornhuskers is basically the only reason I have a streaming service. However, we must add in my wife's love of TLC to the reasons we get streaming TV.
Some people believe that all millionaires are crooks and only have their millions because they inherited their wealth. According to Thomas Stanley, author of "The Millionaire Next Door," 80% to 86% of the millionaires in America are self-made millionaires. Self-made millionaires are first generation millionaires, which means that they were the first in their family to reach a million dollars. That means that they did it on their own. That means that you can do it on your own also.
Well February is over and I am pretty happy with the progress we made this month. Despite our struggles with more unexpected expenses, we still found a way to cut back and come out under budget in February (Yippee). We even took a little trip to the Austin area to visit my wife's grandmother. This trip was great for our family as we visited a state park, went hiking and then enjoyed a nice lunch. A couple weeks after that trip, we got the opportunity to watch Garth Brooks in concert. Both of us have always wanted to see Garth, but never had the opportunity. Luckily, he came to the Houston Rodeo!
Since gambling is not a drug or alcohol, people find its addiction less damaging. But, the truth is - gambling can wreak havoc on a person’s life. Though you can’t die because of overdose, its addiction causes serious damage to the welfare of individuals and everything related to them.