Max Out of Pocket

Why I Am Not Front-Loading My Retirement Account In 2020

After going on and on about front-loading over the last year, I have decided not to front-load my retirement account in 2020. You see, I had planned on it. I even put a request into my HR department in early December to set aside about 90% of my salary for retirement starting in January 2020. But then I canceled the request. There is really no telling what my Human Resources department thinks of me. They...

How Much Is The 2020 Medicare Part A Deductible?

My friends over at the Medicare program make adjustments to patient out-of-pocket costs every year. This information is usually released in November for the next calendar year. With the new year rolling in, I thought there was no better time than today to take a look at the 2020 Medicare Part A Deductible.   The Medicare Part A Deductible is increasing by 3.23% for the calendar year 2020. This $44.00 increase will put the Part A deductible...

Chautauqua 2019 – Ecuador

Chautauqua. A meeting of the minds. In Ecuador. Normally, this type of thing would be out of the box for the Max Out of Pocket crew. But then again, this whole questionable blogging career has also been a bit out of the box. So here it went. Chautauqua —  “…an old-time series of popular talks intended to edify and entertain, improve the mind and bring culture and enlightenment to the ears and thoughts of the...

Why Global Medical REIT Inc?

Max has been neglecting coverage of my medical office building portfolio. I haven’t done an update on things since I made a case for diversification back on October 18th. I suppose a two week trip to Ecuador didn’t help my writing productivity. That’s not to say I haven’t been busy behind the scenes dollar-cost averaging into my new favorite healthcare REIT. Since then, I have purchased over 300 shares of Global Medical REIT Inc. The...

My Free Annual Preventive Exam – A $251 Value

Well, after a 78-day wait, Max finally got in for his free annual preventive exam on 10/30/2019. As a completely healthy person, I guess I don’t know what I expected. Perhaps I was needlessly consuming a healthcare service that I really didn’t need to have. But ultimately, I was disappointed with the thoroughness of my 24-minute exam. Thankfully, my $21,574 insurance plan covered the exam in full with no out-of-pocket costs. Money well spent I...