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Jillian Nel

Personal Finance, Retirement, Insurance
“Jillian Nel, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, directs a financial planning practice for Legacy Asset Management, Inc. Jillian is committed to educating and empowering clients and the general public about the importance of financial planning.”

Legacy Asset Management

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Principal & Director of Financial Planning


BS, Business Administration, University of Colorado at Boulder

Assets Under Management:

$340 million

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Are there disadvantages to having both a flexible spending account (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)?
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No it should not since you will be using your FSA funds for different expenses.  The government doesnt want taxpayers double dipping by using the FSA to pay for medical expenses and then using the same expenses as justification for a reimbursement from an HSA.  Use your FSA for your healthcare expenses and your wife can use her HSA for her expenses.  

An even better strategy would be to maximize contributions into the HSA and not use the funds for any healthcare expenses until retirement (so long as cash flow permits this savings expense).  Let the funds accumulate and grow over time.  Most HSAs have the option of investing a portion into a set of mutual funds or other diversified holdings. I recommend you dont invest it all, leave some in cash to the tune of a2 years or so of deducitibles in case you have a medical emergency.  As this money grows overtime in the HSA - you will create a tax free (tax exempt growth as well) bucket to draw off of in retirement for health care related expenses.  You will never have too much in an HSA with the projected cost of healtcare in retirement.  


May 2018
    Retirement, Social Security
Are Social Security benefits withheld because of excess earnings returned to you in monthly installments when you reach full retirement age? 
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June 2018
    Retirement, IRAs, Retirement Plans, Women & Money
Should I convert my two 403(b) accounts into a Roth IRA?
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August 2018
    Banking, Debt, Financial Planning, Retirement, 401(k)
When selecting funds to invest my HSA dollars, should I be looking for funds that pay a quarterly/annual dividend, or should I invest my dollars in a growth fund to take advantage of the decades of work I have left until retirement?
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May 2019
    Pensions, Bonds / Fixed Income, Real Estate, Stocks, Taxes
Should we rent or sell my mother's home now that she has vacated it?
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