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Re: Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker (pocket pedometer softw

I really like the Fitbit One. I was required to purchase one for a college exercise class. I carried an Omron pocket pedometer and the Fitibit One is technologically a giant leap forward. It seems to be a very accurate tracker. The only criticism I have is that you have to subscribe to their premium...
by GrandTomato
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker (pocket pedometer software)
Replies: 34
Views: 3895

Re: Helping a Friend Select a 401k

I have updated my post with expense ratios. There are no load fees but a few funds have early redemption fees.

Thank you for the responses.
by GrandTomato
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Helping a Friend Select a 401k
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Helping a Friend Select a 401k

I have a friend who is changing jobs and needs to set up her 401k retirement benefits. Neither of us have much experience with 401k investment options. She picked the LIVESTRONG 2045 fund but I am trying to help her find the best option. She currently has a Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 in a Roth ...
by GrandTomato
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Helping a Friend Select a 401k
Replies: 6
Views: 435

I certainly feel better about the TRS investment in GGP after reading the replies. It appears TRS is actually investing in a reorganized GGP and the $10.25/share seems to be a good price. I was concerned because in 2007 TRS started started allocating nearly a third of assets into alternative investm...
by GrandTomato
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TRS Invests $500 Million in Bankrupt GeneralGrowthProperties
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

TRS Invests $500 Million in Bankrupt GeneralGrowthProperties

I read an article posted recently in the Dallas Morning News about the Teacher Retirement System of Texas investing $500 million in General Growth Properties which is planning on exiting bankruptcy soon. General Growth Properties is the nation's second largest mall company. I'm a member of TRS and w...
by GrandTomato
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TRS Invests $500 Million in Bankrupt GeneralGrowthProperties
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Yahoo Pipes

Yahoo Pipes works well for this. Search for a pipe called 'Deal Finder'. You can clone the pipe, then edit the pipe and enter the Craigslist RSS feeds you are interested in. Once you save the changes, it's now your pipe. I'm not sure if it can be scheduled with results sent via email, but it easy to...
by GrandTomato
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:16 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: craigslist "watcher"
Replies: 14
Views: 7457

I have installed at least 10 WRT54GL routers flashed with either DDWRT or Tomato and have never had a complaint. They provide a ton of features and are rock solid.
by GrandTomato
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Wireless Router?
Replies: 51
Views: 6456

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