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tue posted: Tue 2018-03-06 11:00:57 tags: finance
Spent some time deciding how to allocate cash sitting in investment accounts. In the past month, markets dipped significantly and then bounced back a little, rather than sliding yet more, so I felt it was time to buy in on a couple favorites at discount rather than keep holding my breath. I also rediscovered ETFDB's handy pages that call out various brokerage's commission-free ETF lists and let you sort by 1-year dividend return. Commish-free ETF dividend returns are nowhere close to the growth I've seen i... (...more)
wed posted: Wed 2017-12-20 07:57:31 tags: amazon, calendar, finance
Google Calendar has an automatic "birthdays" subcalendar that pulls from your GContacts and/or G+ circles. Which is silly, because if you're using those services as much as G would like, there's bound to be many GContacts/G+ nodes whose birthdays are unimportant to you, and birthdays that ARE important of people who don't and won't use G+, Google registered services at all, or computers and internets even. So I hid the automatic "birthdays" subcalendar and created my own bdays subcal. Without my lapto... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2017-11-21 06:01:19 tags: finance
Picked up POB mail, esp. Haugk's "Finding Hope and Healing" ("Journeying through Grief" bk 3) from St. G's. E.- was first to pipe up to take custody of the box o' Runequest (3rd Ed., 1993) material. Brokerage account funding has cleared or will clear soon, so it's time to look at a few things. - Performance. Am I happy with ROI on my current holdings? - Selection. What commission-free securities are available since one broker expanded its fee-free list? - Fees. The industry had a commission fe... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2017-11-17 14:33:18 tags: cars, finance
AutoBuy - There's probably a lesson I should have learned from REM reverse-splitting and MPLJ liquidating, but I'm not sure what it is. Maybe that ETFs with leading-edge dividend ROI are prone to irregular management? So if the strategy is "buy and hold for 15+ years" then I suppose I should consider what popular investment journals have to say. 2011-08-29 How to Watch the Market 2017-03-10 10 buy-and-hold mutual fund picks 2017-01 Kiplinger: 6 Va... (...more)
wed posted: Wed 2017-11-15 13:52:46 tags: finance
Board meeting in Miami: survived
Fuel-up: 276.6 mi / 9.402 gal = 29.4 mpg o.O

Max 2018 IRA contribution under age 50: $5,500
Max 2018 IRA contribution age 50+: $6,500