Monthly Archive: June 2019

REIT For Rent: Who Is Living In My Medical Office Buildings?

Max OOP considers himself a triple AAA+ Platinum investment grade tenant. This is not a technical term, but a valid one. It’s because I have a 820+ credit score, I regularly pay my rent weeks early, and in over two years of renting I have never called my landlord for any minor issues with the house. I even rake the snow off the roof in the winter, no questions asked. I enjoy a little hard...

Highest Tides In The World

The nice thing about my questionable blogging career? I don’t have a boss. There is no one there to tell me I am only allowed to talk about boring things like sheltering healthcare expenses from taxes and trendy topics like early retirement. It’s my project. So with that said, let’s talk tides. Not just any tides though. Let’s talk about the highest tides in the world. New Brunswick Max OOP is a huge fan of...

The 30% Reduction In Social Security Tax No One Remembers

So today, you are going to get a short history lesson from Max OOP. We have basically closed out the Max Out of Pocket “Fundamentals of FICA” course. I will eventually brand it as “Fun with FICA”. We have even started using those skills in application on our stroll through the cafeteria to buy health insurance from our employer. There will be a lot more of that to come. But after all the writing about...

Dollar-Cost Averaging On my Lunch Break

Well, Max OOP got paid again last Friday. Although I was tempted to blow out of work early and take everyone out for overpriced beers and lunch downtown at my favorite pub, I stayed the course. If you haven’t caught the trend yet, Max OOP has been checking in on the Healthcare REIT Experiment every payday the last few months. Since I get paid over 26 pay-periods, this regular schedule works out to every two...

Midwife Crisis and $5,000 Nitrous

Even though Max OOP loves case studies, he struggles when the study is left incomplete. I suppose I should understand. After all, healthcare is extremely complex and since I am just an Average Joe Max, even I still miss things from time to time. Here at Max Out of Pocket, I am going to do my best not to point fingers too strongly since the problem has several layers. But I do feel the need...