Max Out of Pocket

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. III

Before we get started with the third edition of Max’s Back Pocket, I wanted to take a minute to recognize the unprecedented events that have taken place this week. Entire states are shut down due to COVID-19. We don’t know how far or wide it will reach. Hopefully, we can collectively flatten the curve. My thoughts are with anyone impacted and all front-line workers standing by to help. I am also thinking of all the...

COVID-19: A Tsunami of Out-of-Pocket Costs?

Look, I get it. In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, no one really wants to worry about out-of-pocket costs associated with the pandemic. Our focus needs to be on flattening the projected curve of the outbreak so the healthcare system doesn’t get overwhelmed. There isn’t a ton of use for hospital bean counters like me at times like this. So I am doing my best to just stay out of the way. But I...

Max’s Back Pocket 3/14/2020

Over the last several years, I have absorbed a ton of excellent content from a lot of talented people in and around the internet. A lot of those ideas even got implemented into my personal finance strategy. Some of these people are professionals, but a lot of them are just amateurs throwing their weight around in a specific niche. I like to think I am pretty good at healthcare and personal finance, but there are...

COVID-19: Out-of-Pocket Costs? For Labs, not so much.

I have to say, I am surprised by what I am seeing with the COVID-19 progression over the last few weeks. Max is generally pretty even-keeled about things like this. As such, I have been in the “hey, aren’t we overreacting a bit here?” camp for a while now. But the changes over the last few days have certainly gotten my full attention. For me, the global response over the last week has been both...

Introducing, “Max’s Back Pocket”

Over the last several years, I have absorbed a ton of excellent content from a lot of people in and around the internet. A lot of those ideas even got implemented into my personal finance strategy. Some of these people are professionals, but a lot of them are just amateurs throwing their weight around in a specific niche. I like to think I am pretty good at healthcare and personal finance, but there are plenty...