Monthly Archive: September 2019

Healthcare REITs: Back To The Basics

When Max OOP is out for an afternoon run through the neighborhood or avoiding elevators as I make my way through the corporate office, there are usually numbers going through my head. Instead of counting sidewalk squares like I used to, I have been trying to put that time to better use. Those of us in the early retirement/financial independence community like to do fun stuff in our free time like calculating our savings rate....

Hernia Repairs For Sale, Reduced Price!

Believe it or not, hospitals and doctors are in the business of selling hernia repair surgeries. They do them all the time and the patient can usually leave the hospital the same day of the surgery which is pretty amazing. As for pricing their product? That’s almost more complicated than the surgery itself.  The NPR Bill Of The Month series hit this one right on the head. I know I have poked fun at this...

Max Out of Pocket – August

August has come and gone, and we are somehow moving into a new school year. It is almost hard to believe. Mrs. Max OOP started teacher workdays last week and has kids again this week. I have closed out another busy summer at work while still managing to get in several long travel weekends and a full week off in July to host my family in our home vacation town. We even got in some...