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In other news, I have returned from visiting my family in California for Thanksgiving. I spent some time with my brother and sister-in-law, hiking, trying yoga for the first time, seeing a play in Los Angeles, and participating in two great Thanksgiving meals. I’ve included a photograph from a nearby lake I explored on Thanksgiving day before arriving at dinner.
Last week, in the midst of my travel, U.S. News published an appropriate new article of mine, The 3 Best Ways to Increase Travel Rewards. I expect to travel more in the future, so I’ve shifted most of my spending from cash back to travel rewards. Making the most of my miles has been on my mind lately.
The best time to start a health savings account is two years before you start having children, according to Money Reasons. I don’t use a health insurance plan that is eligible for health savings accounts (HSA), so I haven’t paid much attention to the rules.
Donna Freedman asks, Could Your Family Survive on One Salary? I have a family of one, so this question is most likely not directed at me. The answer to this question is unique to every circumstance. In a family where there are two salaries, perhaps one salary could support the family with minimal struggle while the other could not support the family without major adjustments. Some families will need both salaries to survive.
If you are interested in personal finance blogs, take a look at this collection of the 25 most influential finance bloggers from Redeeming Riches. I appreciate being included!
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published November 28, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.