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by bhj
Fri May 01, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard 2-factor authentication becoming mandatory and available for non-US
Replies: 80
Views: 7316

Re: Vanguard 2-factor authentication becoming mandatory and available for non-US

Good for Vanguard. :beer 2FA isn't "minimal" extra security, properly implemented it eliminates phishing attacks: https://security.googleblog.com/2019/05/new-research-how-effective-is-basic.html Now if Vanguard will just let customers use *only* Yubikeys without the phone fallback. Its been a coupl...
by bhj
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat

In dealing with my Mom's finances, together with my brother, I sometimes need to send document that include Soc. Sec. numbers or other confidential information, so I would like to password-protect them. Unfortunately this isn't possible with the free version of Adobe Acrobat. I would like something...
by bhj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Mortgage payments with Fidelity as a one stop shop
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Mortgage payments with Fidelity as a one stop shop

When I added the mortgage company to the BIllPay screen, there was no option to get an eBill or to set up eBill AutoPay. That is why I set up the auto-recurring pushes from Fidelity to the mortgage company. Even now, when I click on the mortgage company name link (to see options, previous payments, ...
by bhj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Mortgage payments with Fidelity as a one stop shop
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Mortgage payments with Fidelity as a one stop shop

Option B, Fidelity BillPay. Within the Fidelity BIllPay area, ebill and ebill AutoPay are "not available" for me, but I set up the payments as auto-recurring payments since the amount of the mortgage payment is the same every month.
by bhj
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 61933

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

All I can say is, thank you Mr. Bo...I mean, thank you Jack.
by bhj
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Schwab acct. security tool
Replies: 22
Views: 3428

Re: Schwab acct. security tool

Schwab allows the use of a password/short passphrase instead of voice authentication when calling in to customer service. This password/short passphrase is not the same one used when logging in online. I was advised by a Schwab representative that, once the password/short passphrase is set up, chang...
by bhj
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I sell my Altria (tobacco) shares?
Replies: 21
Views: 3962

Re: Should I sell my Altria (tobacco) shares?

I bought Altria in October 2013. Two and a half years later, my shares have about doubled in value. I'm tempted to sell it and keep the gains rather than wait for it to go back down. What do you think? I'm also not sure how keen I am on holding tobacco stocks in the first place. For diversity, I al...
by bhj
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Weak Bank Password Policies Leave 350 Million Vulnerable, Say Researchers
Replies: 46
Views: 5741

Re: Weak Bank Password Policies Leave 350 Million Vulnerable, Say Researchers

Just to piggyback on the first half of what in_reality wrote, Schwab has updated its password options within the last few months. Previous to the update, Schwab allowed only 6-8 characters containing only letters and numbers and no case sensitivity (if I recall correctly). Here are the requirements:...