the past 3-4 years I have been having a problem with my heater in my Jeep
a cold morning in Colorado, and we do have a few of those, the heater will not
turn on. Turning the switches and
trying this and that nothing works….
Eventually after driving for 10 minutes to as long as 2 hours the heater
will come on.
poked around the internet trying to find an answer. I found some good ideas and made a few videos
on the repairs I made. Here is the
sequence of repairs I made and how they turned out.
I just recently retired a printer. It was an HP 2025dn Color LaserJet I bought
in 2010. I replaced it with an HP OfficeJet 8620 I
bought at Costco for $169.99 (with tax).
It's my first inkjet in a long… long time. Since 2004 I have bought two HP color
LaserJet printers for my home office.
These costs a lot of money back in the day but their costs/page over
time was lower and I like to save money in the long run. I believe the new inkjet is actually going
to be cheaper per page then the current offerings out there for good Color
For those geeks who keep track out there I wanted to share
my data from my last two Color LaserJet Printers.
Last year my father-in-law was hospitalized with a serious
life threatening illness. They
discovered he had a bisected aorta that ran more than a foot and was not really
a candidate for surgery. He recovered,
as best he could, but is still living knowing he can pass any day.
Why do I bring this story up? Well as a result of this tragedy my in-laws
brought me in to help with their finances and go over their books. My father-in-law has traditionally done the
books and he sees a time when he will no longer be here and he wants to have
someone he can trust walk beside his wife and help her out. While I was going over their books and notes
I came across a stack of odd documents.
These documents where regarding an inheritance. I know my mother-in-law's father had a good
size estate and that she had inherited some money over a decade ago, so I was
curious to see how much she received and how well it had been invested.
For those of you who do not know, an HSA is a Health Savings
account. In very simple terms an HSA is
an account where you can put in money tax free to pay for qualified medical
expense. Think doctor visit copays,
trips to the dentist, and glasses. For a
better list see http://www.hsacenter.com/qualified-med-expenses.html
If you happen to be in 25% tax bracket every $1,000 you
put into an HSA saves you $250 on your taxes.
Most HSA accounts provide you with a checkbook and debit
card. When you have an expense, say $220
for eyeglasses you can write a check or use your debit card to pay for it. Or you can pay with non HSA money and later
reimburse yourself out of your HSA, as long as it was a qualified medical
expense and you have detailed records.
If you reimburse yourself, how much time do you have to
get the reimbursement done? Do you have
to reimburse yourself within 30 days?