Last Tuesday, I got an estimate of auto insurance premium from Ameriprise after receiving an email from them. Since I didn’t give them my social, the quote was only a rough number, plus it was for auto only, not auto and home. Even so, the price was still lover then what I am paying Liberty [...]Read more
I really don't know if it's only me or somebody else who ever transfered their IRA assets from Scottrade to Vanguard had the same terrible experience. After my last conversation with Vanguard more than two weeks ago, I thought all the troubles I had with Vanguard were behind me and the last chapter of the [...]Read more
After staying at $.199/gallon for nearly 3 weeks, the gas prices at my local station saw first increase in months, back to above $2 again. Last Friday, when I passed by the station that I always use to fill up my car, I noticed the price for one gallon regular gas was at $2.03, up [...]Read more
When MBNA and Bank of America merged their online access last month, my MBNA AAA credit card has been moved to BoA and I can access the credit card using the same login as my BoA bank account. But my Fidelity 529 College Rewards card, which was also issued by MBNA was left out. What [...]Read more
If you have read Flexo's post "You, Inc.: How to Be the CFO of Your Own Life" at Get Rich Slowly yesterday, you knew what he meant of being the CFO of his own life: managing everything financial himself. Since I started reading posts on Pfblogs.org in August, I noticed from their posts (monthly expenses [...]Read more
Here’s a question: If you are given $10,000, would you rather take it now or a year from now? Of course everybody will choose to put the money in the pocket right away instead of waiting another year and the reasons are simple: 1) If the money will be sitting somewhere other than high yield [...]Read more
Everybody trades, more or less, and I do too. For me, most of the trades were in brokerage accounts with individual stocks. For mutual fund accounts, there were far more buys than sells. But for 401(k) account, so far there seemed to be only buys, no sells. Actually, the only activities in my 401(k) plan [...]Read more
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