Health savings accounts: Why they're hidden retirement aids: What does health care have to do with retirement? Plenty, and there's an investment vehicle out there that can help with it.
Health savings accounts could be an important option, though most people aren't thinking of them for retirement. As their name implies, these vehicles are designed to help Americans stash away cash for medical expenditures. Most people use them for near-term costs, while still employed. But medical bills also accumulate in retirement, and the money that builds up can be used to meet such costs, very efficiently.