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Mon Feb 8

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kmart00 replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 12:09 PM

Re: Watch out for Exchange Traded Products

Trying to follow this. I've been following the larger ETFs (QQQ and VTI)... is this just calling out the risk that the ETF could divest itself and shut down shop, if there isnt enough interest?

Fri Jan 29

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kmart00 replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 5:30 PM

Re: Alternatives for 'semi' e-fund

We have the start of the CD ladder going.

Unless my math is wrong, looking at Everbank CD terms, (penalty is 25% of total interest earned), it seems that if you cash in the CD after 6 months, you break even with a .95% savings rate (assuming [more]

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kmart00 posted to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:23 AM

Alternatives for 'semi' e-fund

First, thank you to everyone who gave such great advice on my previous thread. Once we decide on how we are moving forward, I'll post an update (for those interested)

My next question is this:

We have about a little over 3 months [more]

Wed Jan 27

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kmart00 replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 5:43 PM

Re: Complicated: helping DW decide on how to inv

this is the way I am leaning. She just wants to know how this approach is 'better' than paying a full service broker to manage the account.

Best explanation I can offer is that the broker would have to exceed the index fund returns by [more]

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kmart00 replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:16 AM

Re: Complicated: helping DW decide on how to inv

These are REALLY great suggestions. Thank you so much for the time and thought!

I didnt know that 401ks are in scope if there is a dissolution of marriage-- for some reason (maybe I was thinking bankruptcy?) I thought they couldnt be [more]

Tue Jan 26

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kmart00 replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 4:45 PM

Re: Complicated: helping DW decide on how to inv

we are operating under assumption that college will be funded else wise.

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kmart00 replied to the Full Service Brokers board. 3:28 PM

Re: XPost: Helping DW choose where to invest

Thats why I have our 'mortgage free account' at TD Ameritrade. I can buy VTI commission free.

I used to be more of an index fund fan, but through my research, I have started liking the idea of the ETFs (like QQQ or VTI) over a comparable [more]

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kmart00 replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:26 PM

Re: Complicated: helping DW decide on how to inv

yeah, we have pretty much rules out the 529. She may consider a roth, and we should be under the limits. We are definitely unable to do a traditional.

Lets assume we keep it in a taxable account. Is it 'better' to have a 'full service' [more]

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kmart00 replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 12:44 PM

Re: Thinking about a new rewards card

wow. I havent been back on this thread in a while.. Great info!

I ended up opening a Marriott Visa, with 80k points. Unfortunately, we didnt use them for the babymoon, so I'll keep banking until the new baby is old enough s owe can either do [more]

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:38 PM

Re: Need advice to help a relative

yeah, thats basically what she has now, but he's on the ay out. I"ll check Angies List for handyman recommendations...

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kmart00 posted to the Investing Beginners board. 12:05 PM

XPost: Helping DW choose where to invest

Posted this in 'Ask a Foolish Question':
http://boards.fool.com/complicated-helping-dw-decide-on-how-...

In a nutshell, can someone please [more]

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kmart00 replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:59 AM

Re: Complicated: helping DW decide on how to invest

not sure if this helps, but we are in our late 30s. 25% federal tax bracket.

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kmart00 posted to the Full Service Brokers board. 11:58 AM

XPost: Helping DW choose where to invest

Posted this in 'Ask a Foolish Question':
http://boards.fool.com/complicated-helping-dw-decide-on-how-...

In a nutshell, can someone please [more]

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kmart00 posted to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:12 AM

Complicated: helping DW decide on how to invest

Greetings fellow Fools :)

So, I have been a member for quite some time. With Foolish advice, I have been able to dig myself out of debt (about $25k of CC debt plus $30k of student loans), establish an E fund (not that great now, but trying [more]

Fri Jan 22

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kmart00 replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:08 AM

Re: CC Fraud

Someone did this to me, only it was a $3,200 bag from a shop I would never be in--that may be LBYM for some folks, but not this guy :)

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:05 AM

Re: Need advice to help a relative

thanks for the reply!

I was thinking about calling local real estate brokers. There isnt a 'main street' in that area, but there are brokers :)

Just wasnt sure what to even ask for... I guess it would be 'property management [more]

Thu Jan 21

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kmart00 posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:53 AM

Need advice to help a relative

Hi everyone... Hope someone can point me in the right direction here...

A relative has a vacation home. This person needs some help checking in on the house, securing it before a storm and generally taking care of the house (fixing leaky [more]

Wed Jan 6

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kmart00 replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:42 AM

Re: travel rewards

There is a 'credit as a tool' board that might be better for this question. This board seems to be great for advice on how to pay down debt, etc. the other board seems geared to more effectively leveraging the card for points, etc. (at least thats [more]

Wed Dec 23

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kmart00 replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 10:30 AM

Re: What's Cooking for Christmas?

I just bought a half hog and am looking to try smoking a half ham from it. Its about 10lbs. Should be interesting :)

Found this recipe:
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Mon Dec 14

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kmart00 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:25 PM

Re: storing a car for long term

great info! thanks!

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