Thanks for Purchasing The Smart Parent’s Guide to Cutting Healthcare Costs

Hello Smart Parent (or Smart Human!),

Thank you for ordering The Smart Parent’s Guide to Cutting Healthcare Costs. The downloadable PDF of the guidebook is available by clicking this link: The Smart Family Guide to Healthcare Savings

Click this link to receive the free pocket guide: Top 5 medical expense tips

Visit The Smart Family’s Guide website for an announcement of the next guidebook in the series, The Smart Family’s Guide to Medical Expense Tax Deductions, available before mid-February.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at I’ll get back with you as soon as I can!


Yolanda Baker

Accountant for the Disabled, Special Needs Mom

Hanging out


A Quick Update and Howdy

2012 playing outsideHey everyone –

We’re back in Austin from our two week stay in Los Angeles. Saw a few friends and family. Our main reason for being there was Luke’s testing for the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment. The good news is that his EEG results show he’s set for further treatment. The bad news is that there is a two month long waiting list.

We will let you know details as to when we will return to L.A. In the meantime, I am finishing up my second edition to my medical savings book.

Support Our Medical Fundraiser – Buy My Books

asleepHello Everyone,

We’re cleaning and clearing up items in our house for the big move soon. Doing some major spring cleaning and I’m trying to sell books via If you’re interested in buying some well read books, visit my sales page at

The money will go towards Luke’s future autism treatment. I will have the page open until May 27th, so please take a look and pass the good news around!

Tax Time is All the Time

Tax Time is all the time My Dear Readers,

Welcome to post-tax-time tax season. Confused? As much as you’d love to think tax time is over, you know as well as I do that as a parent of a special needs child (or if you are the one with medical needs) tax season is never over. I will try to explain as briefly as I can because I know your time is short.

  • You have more medical expenses than the average family.
  • You make more trips to medical facilities than the average family.
  • You purchase medical food per a doctor’s prescription.
  • You purchase items that will improve your child’s (or your own) condition.

All of these actions and purchases have the potential to be tax deductible. Here is IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses, that discusses just a portion of what medical expenses are potentially tax deductible.

I will be so bold to say that my book is one of the few out there that delves deeper into what is and is not a medical expense for tax purposes. I would encourage you to contact me at and request a free 14 page preview copy of my book, or at least read IRS Publication 502. In the meantime:

  1. Save all your receipts.
  2. Document your receipts – what it is, what it was used for, etc.
  3. Organize and store your receipts properly.

I wish you continued success in your journey towards empowerment over your health care costs.

New site, new content!

Hello members and others!

Some of you may know our family is “fiscally downsizing”. We’re trying to find savings whenever and wherever we can. Unfortunately, the website, domain, and email address was one of the items we needed to cut.

Fortunately, I will still provide great health care savings links on my Facebook page and here. Stayed tuned for great articles and content on how you and your family can save on medical expenses!