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Re: Vegas Vacation!

We are to attend a wedding in San Diego in February and I was considering flying to Vegas for a day or two and then driving to California for the wedding, then drive back to Vegas to return back home. The Grand Canyon and Death Valley are some of the things we'd like to see while in the area. Though...
by motodoc42
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vegas Vacation!
Replies: 50
Views: 3614

Re: Cast Iron Skillet Cooking

We have various sizes of skillets that passed down to us from our parents and grandparents(not sure where they got them) The most frequent use is making cornbread. Here's how we do it. -# 5 or # 6 skillet.Seasoned -add 2-3 tbs canola oil to skillet and roll it around to coat the bottom -place in a c...
by motodoc42
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cast Iron Skillet Cooking
Replies: 107
Views: 9256

Re: Vanguard monthly statement availability(Website)

I could be wrong on this, but.... I believe you only get statements during months when there is account activity (not including dividends) AND during the months of Jan, Jun, Sep and Dec. If it's August and there are no transactions then you will not receive a statement. At least that is how it is f...
by motodoc42
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard monthly statement availability(Website)
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Vanguard monthly statement availability(Website)

I noticed several days ago that statements were available to view and print through June. None after. I assumed some sort of temporary issue and they'd show up in a few days. Not so. I just checked and again today they end with June. Have others noticed this? I'll call Monday and see what's going on...
by motodoc42
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard monthly statement availability(Website)
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: [Symantec anti-virus] Norton Auto Renewal

I gave Norton the boot this year and glad I did. I now have a Chrome Book with built in security and a Windows 8 machine that I bought via the Microsoft Store with Windows Defender installed. I'd used Norton Internet Security for years on 2 XP machines prior to that and don't miss it at all. I actua...
by motodoc42
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Symantec anti-virus] Norton Auto Renewal
Replies: 21
Views: 1154

Re: Ideas for thanking a doctor

As a physician (Internal medicine), I received various gifts over the years, and they were all appreciated. I would say the most memorable ones were simply personal hand written notes. It takes time and effort to do that. By the way, I'm now retired and old patients tell me frequently that they wish...
by motodoc42
Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ideas for thanking a doctor
Replies: 75
Views: 5103

Hotel suggestions Washington,DC

My wife and I haven't been to DC in over 30 years and would like suggestions and comments concerning hotel accommodations. We plan to visit mid June. It would be nice to be able to park the car and use public transportation.

Thanks,

Motodoc42
by motodoc42
Sat May 17, 2014 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotel suggestions Washington,DC
Replies: 32
Views: 2188

Re: Gardening - asparagus in particular

I would pick them prior to cold snap. Those under ground should be fine since the cold will be brief. If they are too little or too few of them to cook, cut up and use raw in a salad. As to where to break off: Trial and error. If it breaks clean that above the break will be tender. Come back a few d...
by motodoc42
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening - asparagus in particular
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

Re: Expensive hobbies and possessions? (B/c you can...)

Motorcycles: :moneybag I'm 72 and started as a novice rider at 50. Since then I've logged almost 200,000 blue highway miles. My current ride is a Honda GL1800 that I just spent a bundle on upgrading it's front and rear suspension. Worth every penny. I've owned Honda's (CB750, ST1100A, VFR 750 GL1800...
by motodoc42
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Expensive hobbies and possessions? (B/c you can...)
Replies: 126
Views: 15586

Re: Gardening - asparagus in particular

I've been growing asparagus for about 20 years now. (And here in East Tennessee I just saw our first spear breaking ground!). It a good idea to harvest by size - as has previously been mentioned. If it's pencil/pinky size or bigger - pick and eat, otherwise leave it to feed the root system. And be ...
by motodoc42
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening - asparagus in particular
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

Re: Which Chromebook?

You might want to look at the HP Chromebook 14. I've had one for 2 months now and like it a lot. 14" screen is nice. It's fast and easy to use. I bought it from Amazon. Check it out there. Here are a few stats: (Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz (2 MB Cache) 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM 16 GB Solid-State Drive 1...
by motodoc42
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Chromebook?
Replies: 42
Views: 3524

Re: Comfort food

We just enjoyed a great winter time meal in front of a real wood fire watching the SEC Championship. Mac&cheese, slow cooked pinto beans, slow cooked mustard greens and corn bread cooked in a cast iron skillet. Good food good football!!
Motodoc42
by motodoc42
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Comfort food
Replies: 68
Views: 4004

Change in password rules for log in to Vanguard

I must have missed the news about increasing allowed characters to 20, and making inputs case sensitive, as well as allowing the use of symbols. There may be others of you out there that missed it too.
by motodoc42
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Change in password rules for log in to Vanguard
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Black List by Brad Thor.
by motodoc42
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1193937

Re: Android Smartphone access to Vanguard

The first time around, I believe, much like the website remembers your computer for a while. This is correct. To reset, so questions are asked again; go to settings, apps, Vanguard, under storage tap clear data. ( at least in my Motorola Droid Razr M) I obviously think this adds one more level of s...
by motodoc42
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Android Smartphone access to Vanguard
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Android Smartphone access to Vanguard

Security questions are used when logging onto the website .Are the questions also used in the log in procedure when using the smartphone app?
by motodoc42
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Android Smartphone access to Vanguard
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Android Smartphone access to Vanguard

It seems safe. I trust it more than a browser on a Windows computer. In fact, a little too safe. If you shut off the screen (common occurance on a smart phone), you have to re-login, which is annoying. At least they let you switch to other apps and back now. You should always do your diligence in k...
by motodoc42
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Android Smartphone access to Vanguard
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Android Smartphone access to Vanguard

Using their app, is it safe and secure? I'm new to a smartphone and I'm somewhat reluctant to log on. Your thoughts please.
Thanks,
motodoc42
by motodoc42
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Android Smartphone access to Vanguard
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Is Vanguard compatible with Mint.com?

henry A wrote:
Piecake wrote:
Rosco wrote:what's it cost to use? SS


Mint is free



All you have to do is give up the passwords to your life savings! :twisted:


This raises the issue of security and safety of using such a program in the first place.
Motodoc42
by motodoc42
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is Vanguard compatible with Mint.com?
Replies: 15
Views: 2761

Re: Charitable donation from RMD

Well I did my first QCD, got the check from Vanguard yesterday, and noticed something interesting. The check confirmation statement has the fund number the money was withdrawn from. OK, I can live with that, but the check has my account number on it in the upper left hand side, right after the chec...
by motodoc42
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Charitable donation from RMD
Replies: 45
Views: 2423

Where did the pie charts go?

I have the latest version of Flash, but recently my graphs have disappeared (in portfolio watch for example). It asks me to download Adobe Flash, but it's already installed. What gives?
Motodoc42
by motodoc42
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:27 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where did the pie charts go?
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Tempur-Pedic mattresses

Worth checking out the Serta I-Comfort as well. We bought one and absolutely love it. They claim to sleep "cooler" than the Tempur-Pedic. I also think they are significantly less expensive. We went with the medium stiffness and LOVE IT. We've have one of the Serta I Comforts, Harmony as I...
by motodoc42
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tempur-Pedic mattresses
Replies: 64
Views: 6203

Re: Dishwasher not draining

You might check the round float in the bottom of the tub near the front. We had a problem like yours and a measuring spoon was hiding under it preventing it from working properly.
Good luck,
Motodoc42
by motodoc42
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dishwasher not draining
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: snail mail money to vanguard

I'm sorry to have to ask, but what is ACH???
Motodoc42
by motodoc42
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:12 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: snail mail money to vanguard
Replies: 39
Views: 3505

Re: Impact of Aging on Financial Mgt.

I missed the mortgage question as well . 90%, age 69. Haven't had a mortgage in over 20 years. I'm unsure when variable rate ones became available.
Motodoc42
by motodoc42
Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Impact of Aging on Financial Mgt.
Replies: 24
Views: 1341

USAA VISA works for me.
Motodoc42
by motodoc42
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:28 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Cash Back Credit Cards
Replies: 53
Views: 6011

We prefer to take our risk with stocks. Bonds are for safety. Besides, the risks taken with stocks has the potential for better rewards. Read Unconventional Success by David Swensen to udnerstand why he does not like Junk Bonds and prefer's US Treasury bonds and TIPS. Start taking the dividend in c...
by motodoc42
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:27 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VG High-Yield - 1% Fee To Sell
Replies: 21
Views: 2605

Take the dividend as cash. As shares meet the 1 year min - sale them. According to the prospectus "Redemption fees will not apply to Vanguard fund account redemptions in the following circumstances:(1) redemptions of shares purchased with reinvested dividend and capital gains distributions; et...
by motodoc42
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VG High-Yield - 1% Fee To Sell
Replies: 21
Views: 2605

I moved my American Funds IRA to VG a few mos ago. Since then, I've gradually moved to 3 index funds. I had enough in my IRA MM acct so as to allow me to sell an American Fund and buy an index(s) in a similar ratio of equities/fixed income the same day. Sell low, buy low or the converse. The transfe...
by motodoc42
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:11 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investement questions regarding my American Funds
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Short term CG's

Can one use short term capital losses to offset long term gains or other income?

Motodoc42
by motodoc42
Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Short term CG's
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Along these lines, I'm waiting on a transfer of various American Funds to find their way to my Vanguard IRA. When the get there, I plan to sell them and start indexing in a similar ratio as as they currently exist in the respective America fund. I'll try sell the American Fund and buy the appropriat...
by motodoc42
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Timing of the Debt Ceiling vs. Moving to Vanguard
Replies: 11
Views: 1948

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