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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 - WePayTheMax.com 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 MarketWatch.com: How to Watch the Market 2017-03-10 InvestorPlace.com: 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

tue posted: Tue 2017-11-14 08:07:04 tags: finance
DiabetesDaily: 6 Great Low-Carb Pastas #1 is Explore Asian Black Bean Pasta. At 23g carb / serving, these are obviously "low" carb, not "no" carb. Now that I've closed my Big Commercial Bank account, I don't feel unsafe about revealing it was Wells Fargo. Their hands weren't any cleaner than anyone else's in the predatory lending and risk-falsifying practices that underlay the 2008 economic meltdown; they were just magically "too big to fail". Then it came to light that they were systematically jugglin... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2017-10-31 05:13:26 tags: finance
Watched a little of Meet the Fockers and Bruce Almighty before bed last night. After Cookie Clicker ascension it only took a day's idling and a couple bursts of activity to break 1500 Heavenly Chips. Woke fairly refreshed as Miss Cupcake was finishing up getting ready for work. Put away washed dishes, tossed expired vitamins and omega-3s, updated accounts registers and portfolio activity. Surprise! Global X liquidated its MLPJ ETF (Master Limited Partnerships "Junior", i.e. small-to-mid-cap) on 10/6.... (...more)