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Things you didn't know you could buy with your FSA money

Cheapism Logo By Michelle Hainer of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 15: With routine health visits and procedures being put off because of the coronavirus crisis, many Americans may have money set aside in flexible spending accounts that will go to waste if unused. Steps have been taken to lessen potential losses, among these IRS mandates allowing employers to give workers the option to decrease contributions or stop having FSA money deducted from paychecks altogether. Better yet, provisions in the CARES Act have expanded the list of eligible items that funds can be used to purchase, including over-the-counter medicines and feminine care products. So, if you still find yourself with lots of use-it-or-lose-it cash left, it's time to start putting those pretax dollars toward health and personal care products you would otherwise buy out-of-pocket. Use this list of FSA-eligible products to help cut everyday expenses and avoid squandering the hard-earned money you've stockpiled. You may be surprised how many ways you can spend FSA money. Related: 50 Simple Ways for Seniors to Save on Medical Expenses

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With routine health visits and procedures being put off because of the coronavirus crisis, many Americans may have money set aside in flexible spending accounts that will go to waste if unused. Steps have been taken to lessen potential losses, among these IRS mandates allowing employers to give workers the option to decrease contributions or stop having FSA money deducted from paychecks altogether. Better yet, provisions in the CARES Act have expanded the list of eligible items that funds can be used to purchase, including over-the-counter medicines and feminine care products. So, if you still find yourself with lots of use-it-or-lose-it cash left, it's time to start putting those pretax dollars toward health and personal care products you would otherwise buy out-of-pocket. Use this list of FSA-eligible products to help cut everyday expenses and avoid squandering the hard-earned money you've stockpiled. You may be surprised how many ways you can spend FSA money.

Related: 50 Simple Ways for Seniors to Save on Medical Expenses

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