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November 1, 2021

HSA Investment Strategy: Use it Now Or Later?

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If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) and you have upcoming medical expenses, it may be difficult to know when how best to pay for them. This HSA investment strategy conundrum is a question that Mike is going through recently. Here's his question:

Hi Andy,

I'm wondering what advice you'd give on how to best utilize an HSA account.

My wife and I recently had a baby and the big bills are starting to come through. I have recently started contributing the maximum allowable contribution to our HSA but have been paying everything out of pocket while the balance builds. The HSA is currently invested in various Vanguard index funds.

Does it make sense to save receipts, allow the HSA to grow and compound to withdraw in a few years or is it smarter to withdraw as the funds are deposited from my paycheck so I can continue tackling my mortgage as aggressively as I can?

Thanks again,

To help me answer Mike's HSA question, I invited Ashlee deSteiger, CFP on the show. As the founder of Gunder Wealth Management, Ashlee is well-versed in the nuances of family finances and how best to utilize the HSA for long-term wealth building.

Check out our collective response to Mike's question in the podcast player at the top of the page.

Episode Overview

Ashlee deSteiger and I review the following:

  • What is an HSA and how to get one
  • How investing works with an HSA
  • Why it's important to invest for your future healthcare needs

I'm all about the HSA as a stealth way to build your wealth and protect your family! Ashlee helps clarify the details and gives Mike some HSA investment strategy options that may help you as well.


Guest Bio – Ashlee deSteiger

Ashlee deSteiger

Ashlee deSteiger CFA, CFP®, CPA founded Gunder Wealth Management, LLC (GWM), an independent registered investment advisor, in 2019.

Ashlee’s drive to consistently challenge herself professionally and desire to be part of the advice-driven, technology-focused movement within the financial planning space led her to start her own firm.

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What's your HSA investment strategy?  What do you think of the advice from Ashlee deSteiger?

Please let me know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping young families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and watching Marvel movies.

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