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by Hef Saf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have you canceled cable?
Replies: 90
Views: 7375

Re: Have you canceled cable?

Hi My father passed away last year and he had Comcast for phone, tv, and internet. The bill was $190 and I just saw absolutely no value in the service. I switched to Verizon DSL for internet and phone. I have Netflix and Amazon for my tv entertainment and have been happy. Also have a digital antenna...
by Hef Saf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Market up but funds are down
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Market up but funds are down

Hi

I`m pretty certain I checked the price after the close on Friday. I just checked the funds since they will
not be updated until 6 PM EST tonight. They still show a downturn on 9 of the 10 funds.
Maybe I'm having a senior moment here but it seems they did go south on Friday.

Regards Hef Saf
by Hef Saf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Market up but funds are down
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Market up but funds are down

Hi

The date was 6/9/17

Hef Saf
by Hef Saf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Market up but funds are down
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Market up but funds are down

Hi I don`t have a clear answer why there are so many funds. This portfolio was inherited from my father. I am using Vanguard planner service and my planner restructured the funds to 50 % Stocks and 50 % Bonds. He might not have wanted to exchange more due to tax issues. I believe the current tax on ...
by Hef Saf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Market up but funds are down
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Market up but funds are down

Hi DaftInvester

Ok, I totally understand. That was a very clear explanation.

Thank You!
Hef Saf
by Hef Saf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Market up but funds are down
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Market up but funds are down

IRA Vanguard Intermediate-Term Investment-Grade Fund Admiral Shares.. 110,405.86 Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Admiral Shares.. 60,319.36 Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund Admiral Shares.. 175,235.57 Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund Admiral Shares.. 153,725.02 Vanguard To...
by Hef Saf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Market up but funds are down
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Market up but funds are down

Hi I new investor here. I`ve been tracking my investments daily. Yes, I know that`s not recommended. So far in my taxable account when the market has made a decent move up 30 to 100 points. I`ll normally see a positive move in 9 of my 10 funds. The last move was I believe 83 points up. This time 9 o...
by Hef Saf
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund Investor Shares VWEHX
Replies: 47
Views: 4865

Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund Investor Shares VWEHX

Hi All

My mother is interested in Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund Investor Shares VWEHX. She wanted
me to ask the forum members for their thoughts regarding the viability of this fund.

Best Wishes, Hef Saf
by Hef Saf
Wed May 10, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi Misenplace Sorry for the delayed reply. I truly appreciate your review. I did start to restructure the portfolio myself by adding the Target Retirement Fund. It seems he exchanged most of the TRF and dispersed it to other funds. The money market fund is what I`ll be using to pay the Mass estate t...
by Hef Saf
Tue May 09, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Estate Tax Mass and Alternate Valuation
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Estate Tax Mass and Alternate Valuation

Hi

Thanks!, I guess that ends my search for the lowest value.

Regards, Hef Saf
by Hef Saf
Tue May 09, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Estate Tax Mass and Alternate Valuation
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Estate Tax Mass and Alternate Valuation

Hi I have estate taxes to do very soon. I requested the value of my father`s investments on the date of his passing. Then I found an article mentioning that you may pick any value after the date of death but not more than 6 months. Alternate Valuation. It seems the Vanguard associate only wanted to ...
by Hef Saf
Tue May 02, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi I thought the new funds were a bit conservative so I mentioned adding to Primecap.His reply is in quotes. Here he is clarifying some of the details in original meeting...I could not retain all the details. During the meeting, he mentioned why he configured the new funds as he did. Didn`t understa...
by Hef Saf
Tue May 02, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi All Here is the reconfigured portfolio. Regards Hef-Saf IRA Vanguard Intermediate-Term Investment-Grade Fund Admiral Shares.. 110,405.86 Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Admiral Shares.. 60,319.36 Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund Admiral Shares.. 175,235.57 Vanguard Total Internatio...
by Hef Saf
Mon May 01, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi Misenplace

I appreciate you keeping an eye on me. I will post the new portfolio after all the updates have taken place. I`ll be interested myself
to see what the experts in the forum have to say. I`ll be looking forward to your next reply.

Best Wishes, Hef-Saf
by Hef Saf
Mon May 01, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi All I was very impressed with the PAS plan. I have been known to be a procrastinator when making decisions. In this case, I did the opposite. I enrolled in the managed plan. If he had recommended the target retirement I would have managed it myself. But his plan was more complicated. It seems he ...
by Hef Saf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi BL Thanks for the information. The recommendation I`m given I believe I can implement myself. I`ve heard the fee is 3,300 per year. As you mentioned if it's the target funds there isn`t much maintenance required. I`ll see what happens tomorrow. Yes, the meeting is with the PAS. Thanks and Regards...
by Hef Saf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi I am going pay a 52k estate tax in June. I exchanged some high-risk funds to restructure the portfolio to target retirement. But should I keep a few more aggressive funds in an attempt to regain the loss of the estate tax? Once the loss is regained then totally modify the complete portfolio. Also...
by Hef Saf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi All My Vanguard planner appointment is coming up. It seems they have a new allocation based on the questionnaire. I had started myself to migrate some of my father’s elevated risk funds to Target Retirement 2025. I`ll have to dig deeper Into the TR 2025 allocations but their new recommendation se...
by Hef Saf
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Transferring money back to Vanguard
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Transferring money back to Vanguard

Hi I had a late RMD I needed to take for my father. The money was transferred to my bank account. I just sent a portion of the money back to Vanguard to reinvest. It seems strange that even though the transfer has not been processed my Money Market Account shows an additional $20,000.00. I would ass...
by Hef Saf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: ETF verses Mutual Funds.
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

ETF verses Mutual Funds.

Hi

Would someone explain the difference between the two investment types? In my searching of our forum, it seems to
me most people have mutual funds instead of ETF`s. So there is a reason but what the answer is I have no idea.

Hef-Saf
by Hef Saf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: A compliment to the forum and its members!
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: A complement to the forum and its members!

Sorry for the typographical error you people don't miss a trick.
Hef Saf
by Hef Saf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: A compliment to the forum and its members!
Replies: 4
Views: 768

A compliment to the forum and its members!

Hi All I would like to sing the praises of this forum. I have been involved in forums since 1998. In all that time, I have never seen such an accommodating forum. The expertise in this forum is second to none. People you`ve never met will provide uploaded charts, supply endless details on a multitud...
by Hef Saf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi I will attempt to find the correct solution. By asking questions of all the knowledgeable participates in this forum. I hope to educate myself going into my meeting with Vanguards planner. I don`t think I need a cookie cutter approach and am willing to do my due diligence and hopefully monitor th...
by Hef Saf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi All
So the consensus is to restructure the portfolio. Should all these funds be exchanged for the target retirement or should a few be saved?

Thanks for your reply: Misenplace...I just checked out the videos. The best resource I`ve seen so far.
Her-Saf

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by Hef Saf
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi
I used the Vanguard planning tool and here is the recommendation. Could not place
the image inline. The web form complained it couldn`t determine the size of the image.
Do you think this is in the ballpark for an allocation?

https://ibb.co/kDqDFk

Regards Her-Saf
by Hef Saf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index Fund Admiral
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index Fund Admiral

Hi rkhusky Funny you should mention this fund: Vanguard Target Retirement. Everyone mentioned the volatility of my father`s investments. I exchanged two funds and added the Vanguard Target Retirement 2025. At the moment it has $150,000. I`m talking with a vanguard planner may 1st. So I`ll hold off o...
by Hef Saf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index Fund Admiral
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index Fund Admiral

Hi aristotelian I have both accounts and believe they need modifications. The IRA is inherited, someone mentioned opening a stretch IRA. I haven't contacted the retirement service department. Need to setup my distributions. That`s happening today or tomorrow. Is it true you cannot add funds to an in...
by Hef Saf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index Fund Admiral
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index Fund Admiral

Hi nisiprius I`m now certain that I need more time and information before I do anything rash. But by looking at different funds and asking about them in the forum. I believe I educate myself much better than digging thru the web. Trying to arrange all the pieces of the investment puzzle together on ...
by Hef Saf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index Fund Admiral
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index Fund Admiral

Hi As a new investor, I`m spending a lot of time looking at different funds. Checking what sectors the fund based in. I stumble on (VMVAX) by chance and saw the annual performance and was surprised at how good the numbers were. Also noted was the fact that it has a risk ratio of 5 Wondering if anyon...
by Hef Saf
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Missed RMD..... how to file for taxes?
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Missed RMD..... how to file for taxes?

Sounds like that lawyer isn't too knowledgeable about income tax details. A CPA most likely would be better at this.

She does taxes but never had an instance of a missed RMD. I have great faith that she will find the necessary answers.
by Hef Saf
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Missed RMD..... how to file for taxes?
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Missed RMD..... how to file for taxes?

Hi I have a problem with an RMD that dad didn`t get around to taking. He passed away in September of last year. My lawyer is doing the taxes for my father. She seems to be uncertain how to proceed with the RMD tax. She did file for an extension. We didn`t get the transfer of accounts into my name un...
by Hef Saf
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi random_walker_77 I`m glad you replied. You give me confidence in my actions.By making me more informed.The IRA is retitled now. Is it true that sometimes you try to Buy low and sell high if in common stock? But mutual fund don`t follow that same strategy. I guess what I`m asking is if your exchan...
by Hef Saf
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi There was a recommendation to exchange some of the funds and place them in the inherited ira. "Misenplace" Then there was a recommendation to start a stretch IRA. Now I get the feeling the process of moving funds is not straightforward. I understand mutual funds to a degree. It seems the IRAs are...
by Hef Saf
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Started the change to Target Retirement 2025

Hi All I was hesitant to start the process of migrating my father's Investments to Vanguard Target Retirement 2025 Fund I started by selling Vanguard International Explorer Fund in the amount of $53,732.09 Is there any methods that are preferred to sell most of the funds. Since I`ve never done this ...
by Hef Saf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi random_walker_77 I have not forgotten your recommendations. For a beginner like myself, I do believe your recommendation would get me up and running. Should I stay with 2020 if I`m going to retire at 65 or 66. Or jump to the next level. I do assume that would incur more risk. Thanks again for kee...
by Hef Saf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi All I want to thank all that replied to my thread. I seem to be getting more confused the more I do research on investing. Spoke with my rep at vanguard my head was spinning with confusion at the end of the conversation. Everyone has mentioned that I should minimize risk and do it soon. So now I`...
by Hef Saf
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi BL

Thanks for the comprehensive answer. I`ll do more research on your recommendations...thanks again!
by Hef Saf
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Wow Misplace

Thanks for both posts. It`s great of you to spend time on my issues. I'm so very appreciative! :D

Regards, Hef Saf
by Hef Saf
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi This question showcases what a neophyte I am. So how do you decide which funds to sell? So at the moment, a recommendation is to invest in this fund vanguard's target retirement 2025 If the available funds are $590,000. How much money would be smart to move into the retirement 2025? Is it true th...
by Hef Saf
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi Lou354
Thanks for taking the time to help! It seems like the Primecap funds are great funds. I think I`ll keep them.
Of course, that`s based on my 6 months of experience. :greedy

Regards Her-Saf
by Hef Saf
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

Hi Peter

Thanks for the help. Much appreciated!!
by Hef Saf
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Re: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

random_walker_77" Can you clarify, so these ~480K are non-IRA funds, all recently inherited? Plus another $525K in an IRA? Your correct 480K are non-IRA funds and the 525K is in these funds: VHCAX Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund Admiral Shares $82,503.90 VIMAX Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund Admiral S...
by Hef Saf
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I make changes to my portfolio ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6548

Should I make changes to my portfolio ?

VHCAX Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund Admiral Shares..... 80,000 VCVLX Vanguard Capital Value Fund................................ 15,631 VDIGX Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund.......................... 102,646 VIGAX Vanguard Growth Index Fund Admiral Shares............. 40,794 VGHAX Vanguard Health ...
by Hef Saf
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Transfers from one money market account to another
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Transfers from one money market account to another

Hi
I just needed to move thru the online forms and after a few questions were answered I was redirected
to the correct form. Seems like the transaction is viable.
by Hef Saf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Transfers from one money market account to another
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Transfers from one money market account to another

Hi All I tried this time to select Prime Money Market, entered the total amount of the old account. Then clicked to see the next online form. The strange result was the Federal Money Market Fund was not an option. To clarify, I could not select it as the transfer option. It may be me but this proces...
by Hef Saf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Transfers from one money market account to another
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Quicken.... and Thanks for the help

Hi Silk McCue

Yes, you were the only person to reply and I thank you. I cannot find a way to change the positive to a negative account balance.
Even after more internet research, I am still unclear. I do appreciate your help!

BW Her Saf
by Hef Saf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Transfers from one money market account to another
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Transfers from one money market account to another

Hi All This is embarrassing to ask this simple question. I inherited mutual funds and a IRA. The transfer has been made into my name. Now it seems I must transfer the money which was in the old Prime Money Market account to the Federal Money Market account. So online I go to my brokerage account and...
by Hef Saf
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken Home and Business Credit Card
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Quicken Home and Business Credit Card

Hi
Anyone, hoping for an clarification.
Thanks Her Sef
by Hef Saf
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken Home and Business Credit Card
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Quicken Home and Business Credit Card

Hi
I am just starting to use Quicken. It seems the credit card is showing as income. I`m hoping someone has a solution.
A search in various forums provided no solutions.

https://i.imgur.com/olvG3BA.png
by Hef Saf
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What do think about my portfolio
Replies: 3
Views: 512

New problem missed RMD for my father

Hi I have a new situation to contend with. It seems my father didn`t take his last RMD. He passed in Sept of last year. Vanguard informed me its 32,000. So I need to withdraw it ASAP. But after taxes are paid where should I invest it. I`ve heard and my father has two Primecap funds. My thought and i...