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An HSA is a better investment, as it goes in and out federal tax free.
FIRE no later than 7/5/2016 at 56 (done), securing '16 401K match (done), getting '15 401K match (done), LTI Bonus (done), Perf bonus (done), maxing out 401K (done), picking up 1,000 hours to get another year of pension (done), July 1st benefits (vacation day, healthcare) (done), July 4th holiday. 0 days left. (done) OFFICIALLY RETIRED 7/5/2016!!
Agree w/ Senator. You won't get the CA tax benefit but you will get the Federal. You need, however , to be able to put up w/ the nuisance of dual basis record keeping for both Fed and CA, as well as keeping track of qualified expenses over a long period of yrs if you intend to use HSA as a long term savings vehicle.
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