Over the past month, we’ve been looking back on posts from 2018 and 2019 that have given you advice on how to think of your benefits, what criteria matters most when comparing your options, and much, much more. The main focus has been those among us that work for—and get our benefits from—others. THE MAN, if you will. In this installment, we’re talking about those who are on their own for benefits, whether self-employed, over 65 or FIRE. Here are some deets on what do get or not get when you’re out there hunting and gathering in the benefits wilderness!(more…)
In parts 1 and 2 of our FI Benefits 2020 Special, we helped you get in the FI mindset when it comes to benefits, especially health insurance options, and then we gave you some strategies to help you figure out how to think about selecting your benefits. In this installment, we give you practical advice for choosing benefits.
We know that you love doing the math, and these posts will give you a good idea of the most crunchable numbers related to your annual choices for health insurance and other benefits. Let’s get started!(more…)