Max Out of Pocket

The 30% Reduction In Social Security Tax No One Remembers

So today, you are going to get a short history lesson from Max. 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 real life on our stroll through the cafeteria to buy health insurance from our employer. There will be a lot more healthcare content 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...

Max Out of Pocket – May

Compared to April, May was a pretty low-key month for the Max Out of Pocket crew. We’ve had a hard time getting away from old man winter here in the Northeast, but things are getting greener every day. We spent most of the month local but did manage to get one trip to upstate New York. The Max Out of Pocket website was under construction for part of the month and we have a new...

Under Construction

It has been pretty noisy here at Max Out of Pocket. After all the hammering, sawing, and painting I think the new look is just about finalized.   So as we tell our patients when installing a new multi-million dollar electronic medical record systems that turns clinical operations completely upside down, please excuse our digital dust. I sometimes wonder how much the corporate marketing director that originally came up with that one gets paid per...