By Maura C. Schauss, CFP
The day you become a parent is a day of overwhelming emotions. Joy at the sight of your precious child, relief that he or she made it out of the womb, and for many, fear and anxiety because you somehow have to turn that seven-pound little human into a happy and successful adult.
In 2003, the government established Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as a way for people covered under high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to get special tax treatment towards saving money for medical expenses not paid for by their insurance. With an HSA, payers were able to receive a tax benefit for saving money to cover their deductible.