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Best sly money move you don't know about
If you're leaving your job this year and have a flexible spending account (FSA) for health-care expenses, listen up. Let's say you agreed to contribute $3,000 to your FSA in 2009 via payroll deduction. You would have put in only about $1,000 by now. But thanks to the quirky rules governing the plans, you're eligible to be reimbursed up to the full $3,000 for expenses you incur before your last day on the job. To be safe, file the claims by the time you leave. --Janice Revell

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Last updated April 17 2009: 8:32 AM ET
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