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By: Harris Financial Advisors | On: September 12, 2017 | Category: Insurance, Long Term Planning | Tags: HSA, retirement, tax, Tax Advantage

4 Reasons an HSA Can Be Good for Your Financial Health

If you haven’t heard of health savings accounts, or HSAs, now is a great time to learn. An HSA allows for tax‐advantaged savings that can be used to pay for medical expenses now or in the future. In order to qualify for an HSA, you must be enrolled in a high‐deductible health insurance plan. High deductible insurance plans offer low premiums in exchange for the insured person or family taking on high deductibles.

Attention Baby Boomers Age 59 ½ – 70 ½, Take Advantage of the “Tax Sweet Spot”

When you reach age 59 1/2, you enter what we call the “tax sweet spot”. This is when you are allowed to make withdrawals from tax-deferred accounts penalty-free… but you aren’t required to actually make those withdrawals until age 70 ½.