July 2017

travel hacking

Hacking Your Credit Card Rewards

by Sophia Bera July 28, 2017

So you want to go to Thailand for three weeks when you finish your MBA, but you’re concerned about paying for a plane ticket. However, did you know it’s only 80,000 United miles (plus taxes and fees) to fly round trip to Asia from the U.S.? Or maybe you want to go to Italy for […]

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HSAs

Hacking Your HSA

by Sophia Bera July 19, 2017

If your health insurance plan is a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), you may be eligible to contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA). Unfortunately, HDHPs and HSAs confuse a lot of people, and it’s important to understand how they work so you can use them to your advantage. HDHPs are attractive to many people because […]

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Roth IRA

Hacking Your Roth IRA

by Sophia Bera July 12, 2017

You know the often-suggested retirement savings checklist: If your employer offers a 401(k), contribute enough to get a match. Max out a Roth IRA if you qualify. Go back to your 401(k) and work toward contributing the maximum of $18,000 per year. Generally, you fund these accounts for the long-term, because early withdrawals can lead […]

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