Tagged: Max Out of Pocket

2020 Insurance Premiums – My $22,450 Health Insurance Plan

When it looks like a purchase is going to run me more than a few hundred dollars, the analysis process starts. It is automatic, and I can’t stop it. Some might consider this a telltale sign of a cheapskate. But I know there is a difference between being cheap and being smart with your money. As a purchase moves into the several thousand-dollar range, a deeper analysis is required. It might even require an excel...

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. XI

If you are anything like me, you might be a bit rusty on your Roman numerals. So for clarity, this is the 11th edition of Max’s Back Pocket. That comes out to eleven weeks and almost fully encapsulates the height of the pandemic. When data-mining archeologists dig up this blog in 1,000 years they will be glad I meticulously documented everything. In theory, we will have ten more pandemics by then. Things started ramping up...

Max Out of Pocket’s Q1 2020 Spending

What can I say? I guess the quarantine got me curious. The current state of the markets and ongoing pandemic motivated me to check in on our spending patterns for the first three months of 2020. In finance, we call this ‘quarter one’ (Q1 2020). I was thinking this would be more of a ‘yearly’ update on the blog. I suppose it doesn’t hurt to check in more often if I feel like it. To...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Max isn’t in the habit of diving too deep into legislation. I normally would leave that interpretation to the experts and let them spell it out for me. I suppose desperate times call for desperate measures so I am going to take a stab at it. This is probably a good time to remind everyone that I am not an attorney. That said, I have watched A Few Good Men on more than one occasion....

How Much are Medicare Part B Premiums in 2020?

Well, it’s time to get back to business here at Max Out of Pocket. It is already February and we haven’t even touched on where Medicare Part B premiums came in for the calendar year 2020. Even though I am 30 years or so out from Medicare coverage, I still watch these numbers closely. You should too. They may come sooner than you think. So let’s get right to it. In 2020, the Medicare Part...