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Re: Do you have hardwood or tile in your kitchen?

Hardwood in our open floor plan kitchen/dining room (installed 13 years ago) and love it. It's warm and easy to maintain. Glasses and other breakables often don't break when dropped, and it still looks beautiful. Water is not a major issue; a big leak can cause damage to any floor.
by MktGoddess
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you have hardwood or tile in your kitchen?
Replies: 57
Views: 3120

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Just finished reading the 10-book Martin Beck detective procedural series (translated from the Swedish)! All ten of them. Written in the 1960s by the husband-wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, the books provide a fascinating glimpse of society and politics at the time and are engaging character ...
by MktGoddess
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2636
Views: 604032

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Just finished reading the 10-book Martin Beck detective procedural series (translated from the Swedish)! All ten of them. Written in the 1960s by the husband-wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, the books provide a fascinating glimpse of society and politics at the time and are engaging character s...
by MktGoddess
Tue May 28, 2013 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 2636
Views: 604032

Re: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments

Thanks to all for the feedback and suggestions.
by MktGoddess
Thu May 09, 2013 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments

Wish my mom had more assets in her TIRA. . .but thanks for the suggestion. I'll pass it on to my kids!
by MktGoddess
Wed May 08, 2013 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments

I didn't know about CDs with death puts. I have heard of the strategy of buying CDs with the best yield available even if it's longer term, knowing that if forced we could cash in early and pay the penalty. Perhaps I'll look into that.
by MktGoddess
Tue May 07, 2013 9:45 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments

Yes, I'll gladly acknowledge that the bonds have worked out pretty well--and I can also thank the advisor for (inadvertently) pushing me to investigate this website (there were other reasons)! :-) The possibility of mom needing nursing home care is what scares me. She has now lived longer than did h...
by MktGoddess
Tue May 07, 2013 9:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments

Yes, archbish99, she does have a profit at present in the remaining bonds. My dad bought munis for years and it served them well. Mom had two nice corporate bonds with the survivor option which we bought while dad was still alive; both were called within the last couple years. Thanks for your respon...
by MktGoddess
Tue May 07, 2013 9:28 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments

Yes, thanks for your reply and for helping me clarify my thinking. Commissions would not be much of a factor. Do you think I should sell the individual bonds? I would probably put proceeds into VTINX.
by MktGoddess
Mon May 06, 2013 9:39 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Help with 85-year-old mother's investments

I have been overseeing my parents' investments since my dad began suffering dementia in about 2001. He died in 2005 and I have continued to manage my mom's finances since then (I am her POA agent). She has never been particularly interested in knowing what is going on with her money, though I have k...
by MktGoddess
Sun May 05, 2013 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with 85-year-old mother's investments
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

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