Since I didn't put one of my own posts in today's Carnival of Taxes: Return to Tax Standard Time, consider this my contribution to edition #24.
Gerri Willis, personal finance columnist for CNNMoney.com, today talks about four ways
- Take advantage of flexible spending.
- Know your options.
- Review your insurance.
- Coordinate your coverage.
To read what Willis says about each, click here.
Me, too! I also would like to recommend my post of Oct. 24, Making the most of open season. In it I talk about flexible spending accounts (FSAs), too.
But there's also a look at some less common employer-provided benefits, such as educational assistance, help paying for commuting and added money to cover the costs of adopting a child.
And, as I noted in my earlier blog item, the beauty of these benefits is that in addition to getting you services you need at a more reasonable cost, they can also save you some tax dollars.