First, I need to apologize, because not every Colorado teacher just got a big raise. But due to a confluence of circumstances, quite a few did. These circumstances include: The state legislature having surplus dollars and finally deciding to try to make up for the years of underfunding of K-12 education (known, I kid you … Continue reading Colorado Teachers Just Got a Big Raise: Now What?
Inherited IRAs and the Sidedoor 401k/403b/457b/IRA/HSA
Recently I’ve suggested to two different people something they might want to consider regarding an IRA they have inherited from a parent. While this strategy seems pretty straightforward to me, it was very much a surprise to them so I thought it might be worth a quick blog post (well, "quick" for me :-). This … Continue reading Inherited IRAs and the Sidedoor 401k/403b/457b/IRA/HSA
How Much Will You Spend on Health Care in Retirement?
One of the major concerns of retirees - and of folks who are pondering their eventual retirement - is the cost of health care. It's a major concern for at least two reasons. First, of course, people realize that there can be significant health care costs as we age. But perhaps just as important is … Continue reading How Much Will You Spend on Health Care in Retirement?
Increase in 2023 HSA Contribution Limits
The IRS recently announced the contribution limits for HSAs for 2023. So when January 1st rolls around, check the amount you (and possibly your employer) are contributing and make adjustments if necessary. As I've written about before, maxing out your HSA contributions and using it as a stealth retirement account can be a great idea … Continue reading Increase in 2023 HSA Contribution Limits
Some 2022 Tax Changes
Each year at about this time the IRS announces various changes to the upcoming tax year, which are based on formulas that typically revolve around inflation. To be clear, these are not changes to tax policy, Congress passes those, and there are certainly many of them in the Build Back Better Act that may end … Continue reading Some 2022 Tax Changes
Health Insurance and Using Your HSA as a Stealth Retirement Account
I’ve written a bit about health insurance before, going through the options for Littleton Public Schools (LPS) and Douglas County School District (DCSD). I was recently helping someone and thought I would update the numbers given LPS’s current insurance offerings, and also spend a bit more time talking about possibly using your HSA as an … Continue reading Health Insurance and Using Your HSA as a Stealth Retirement Account