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by angelbell
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pet insurance?
Replies: 50
Views: 5539

Re: Pet insurance?

I've had several dogs in my life, and they all lived past 14 years of age. They all started having physical issues after about 10 years, and vet bills (including prescription medication) can get exorbiant. After years of loyalty and unconditional love, I definitely did not hesitate to pay whatever ...
by angelbell
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pet insurance?
Replies: 50
Views: 5539

Re: Pet insurance?

I've had several dogs in my life, and they all lived past 14 years of age. They all started having physical issues after about 10 years, and vet bills (including prescription medication) can get exorbiant. After years of loyalty and unconditional love, I definitely did not hesitate to pay whatever t...
by angelbell
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sagestream freeze
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: Sagestream freeze

Many years ago, someone printed checks with MY bank checking account number with another name and address (probably fake). I noticed two unfamiliar checks written to retail outlets (the day after the checks were processed) when I logged on to my bank's website online. I printed the cancelled checks ...
by angelbell
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sagestream freeze
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: Sagestream freeze

I requested a Consumer Report and Security Freeze, and filled out their form for Permanent Opt-Out from Preapproved offers of Credit and Insurance. I didn't call though, just sent all in the mail in one envelope. Within a week, they mailed me back a copy of the credit report (it was just two pages w...
by angelbell
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Beware of Malware at Equifax website
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Beware of Malware at Equifax website

An Equifax visitor encountered a fake Adobe Flash update at Equifax website...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews ... 254fed19f8
by angelbell
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit freeze or fraud alert?
Replies: 18
Views: 1687

Re: Credit freeze or fraud alert?

I placed both credit freeze and fraud alert just in case. Freeze from heron and fraud alert for the time before Equifax went public with the breach. Fraud alert is only for 90 days, but you only have to notify one credit reporting company (TransUnion/Equifax/Eperian) and the other two will be notifi...
by angelbell
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equifax customer information leak
Replies: 711
Views: 64215

Re: Equifax customer information leak

Just found this in my thrash on my e mail account. Sept 10th it arrived. This was about the same time I filled out the Equifax form which wanted my ss # Is this legit or another scam. I have not phoned them. Have not heard back from Equifax after they said I was probably impacted. ALERT! EQUIFAX HA...
by angelbell
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equifax customer information leak
Replies: 711
Views: 64215

Re: Equifax customer information leak

Equifax - it just gets worse and worse... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/equifax-is-said-to-suffer-a-hack-earlier-than-the-date-disclosed http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/19/552124551/equifax-confirms-another-security-incident http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/20/technol...
by angelbell
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PayPal - Any Disadvantages?
Replies: 49
Views: 6330

Re: PayPal - Any Disadvantages?

PayPal has one of the worst Customer Service I've ever experienced.You will be fine as long as there are no problems, and I've used PayPal for years. But once you need to get in touch with Customer Service for resolutions or any kind of help, it is literally a nightmare. I unlinked my bank account f...
by angelbell
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...
Replies: 35
Views: 4071

Re: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...

I received email from PayPal with a link to confirm that email address, which I never clicked to confirm. Despite that, I continue to get email receipts and notices from PayPal, and this person is using my email address as her log in username. Check to make sure it's actually PayPal your'e getting ...
by angelbell
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...
Replies: 35
Views: 4071

Re: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...

I don't understand, if the person has the same name but Gmail doesn't "count" the dots, how can they have separate Gmail account from yours? They don't, they messed up putting the e-mail in paypal. I don't know how their account was confirmed. I think Paypal confirms by e-mail, maybe you can opt fo...
by angelbell
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...
Replies: 35
Views: 4071

Re: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...

As a last resort, I did try to log in and reset the password, but it asks for digits from credit card associated with that account which I don't have. As knpstr mentioned, I think this person just put in a random email address. I can't email that person as someone suggested, as it would just end up ...
by angelbell
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...
Replies: 35
Views: 4071

Someone set up PayPal account using my email...

Recently, someone set up a PayPal account using my email address with dot inserted. Gmail does not count dots as part of the account name, and xx.xxx@gmail.com or xxx.xx@gmail.com is the same as xxxxx@gmail.com. I received email from PayPal with a link to confirm that email address, which I never cl...
by angelbell
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Equifax - credit freeze is now free?
Replies: 64
Views: 9868

Re: Equifax - credit freeze is now free?

I don't pay a fee in NJ. But I wonder if they adjusted the terms absconding themselves from liability due to the breach. I didn't read them closely. I think the terms in question were associated with signing up for the free year of "TrustedID Premier" credit monitoring. I don't think the terms ever...
by angelbell
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equifax customer information leak
Replies: 711
Views: 64215

Re: Equifax customer information leak

Some of my CD's are maturing soon, and I usually check around for best rates to renew. Would freezing my credit prevent me from opening online savings accounts and CD's too? If that is the case, I'd have to unfreeze to open a new account, and then freeze again at all the credit bureaus (Equifax, Tra...
by angelbell
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equifax customer information leak
Replies: 711
Views: 64215

Re: Equifax customer information leak

An article in The Washington Post warns using Equifax's help site stating it can pose risks to consumers and potentially restricts your legal rights...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... 503757a080
by angelbell
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I need an Amazon Echo??.....
Replies: 68
Views: 6545

Re: Do I need an Amazon Echo??.....

Earl Lemongrab wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:47 pm
Some Bogleheads might need the "Silver" version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvT_gqs5ETk
The what?... I don't know about that :wink:
by angelbell
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I need an Amazon Echo??.....
Replies: 68
Views: 6545

Re: Do I need an Amazon Echo??.....

I don't know about you, but I need mine... :D I have Echo Show in my bedroom. Alexa wakes me up in the morning (alarm), reads/shows news flash & local weather, and let's me know my schedule for the day from my Mac Calendar. During the day, she shows me live view of my front door and back gate if som...
by angelbell
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Corrected Consolidated 1099 from Vanguard - Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: Corrected Consolidated 1099 from Vanguard - Help!

Vanguard should have the information necessary to give you the cost basis even if they are not required to do so. Do you have any reason to think that the amount on the initial 1099 (and the second corrected 1099) was wrong? If that information was correct, and you filed taxes based on it, then you...
by angelbell
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Corrected Consolidated 1099 from Vanguard - Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: Corrected Consolidated 1099 from Vanguard - Help!

Thank you to everyone who posted a reply to my question. Here is an update on this subject. I called Vanguard Customer Service for assistance numerous times, and they basically repeated that cost on non covered shares are provided as a courtesy only, and blamed the fund company (PIMCO) as the likely...
by angelbell
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Corrected Consolidated 1099 from Vanguard - Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: Corrected Consolidated 1099 from Vanguard - Help!

I purchased PCRIX (Pimco Commodity Real Return Strategy Fund) many years ago and sold the entire balance in April, 2016. It was a one time purchase from Vanguard Brokerage, but reinvested dividends. The amount for PCRIX on "Short -term transactions for which basis is reported to IRS", "Long-Term tra...
by angelbell
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Corrected Consolidated 1099 from Vanguard - Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Corrected Consolidated 1099 from Vanguard - Help!

I recently received a corrected Consolidated Tax Information Statement from Vanguard dated 08/18/2017! Has anyone received a corrected form this late in the year? The amounts are identical to the original Consolidated Tax Information, except for "cost or other basis" for 1099B Proceeds from Broker a...
by angelbell
Wed May 09, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Happy Birthday to Mr. Bogle
Replies: 34
Views: 1830

Re: Happy Birthday to Mr. Bogle

Youth is a Gift, Age is an Art!

Happy, Happy Birthday... and many, many more!!!

LiLy (aka Angelbell)
by angelbell
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Money Magazine Subscription and Paypal: BEWARE!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 6206

Here is a helpful link on how to check and cancel any "Billing Agreement" or "Authorized/Recurring Payments" in your Paypal account. This can stop you getting billed automatically in Paypal.

http://www.shoutmeloud.com/paypal-how-t ... tions.html
by angelbell
Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Money Magazine Subscription and Paypal: BEWARE!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 6206

Update

Here's my update: Apparently, Time Warner magazines (including Money Magazine) use TWX (a division of Time Warner) for internet subscriptions. While Money Magazine itself is a respectable magazine, TWX Magazines has a notorious reputation. I find their business practice irresponsible, deceptive, and...
by angelbell
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Money Magazine Subscription and Paypal: BEWARE!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 6206

Out of curiosity, I went to money.cnn.com and clicked "Subscribe to Money" at the top right of the page. I don't subscribe to Money, so I may have seen a different screen than you, and certainly a different offer--13 issues for $14.95. This page reads, in part, Pay now with your credit/debit card o...
by angelbell
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Money Magazine Subscription and Paypal: BEWARE!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 6206

Money Magazine Subscription and Paypal: BEWARE!!!

I subscribe to Money Magazine, and recently received a special renewal offer at a discounted rate of $10 per year. It was mailed directly from MONEY magazine, and the renewal options were: 1) 12 issues or 1 year for $10, 2) 24 issues or 2 years for $20, or 3) 36 issues or 3 years for $30 Payment cho...
by angelbell
Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2011 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION
Replies: 374
Views: 36661

I'll stick to the same number as last year...
1444!

Angelbell (aka LiLy)
by angelbell
Sat May 08, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Happy Birthday Mr. Bogle
Replies: 39
Views: 5003

Happy, Happy Birthday!

I'm going to sing anyway... :-) ( Boglettes , please join in ...) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU... (Cha Cha Cha!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU... (Cha Cha Cha!!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. BOGLE (Cha Cha Cha!!!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JACK!!! With warmest wishes for one of your best years, and MANY, MANY MORE! Angelbell (aka L...
by angelbell
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2010 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION
Replies: 284
Views: 32492

I'm going to soar high... 1,444!!!

Angelbell
by angelbell
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads 8 September 30 - October 2, 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 6667

Wow, thank you so very much, LadyGeek!
We're you at the Bogleheads Reunion and if so, did I have the pleasure to meet you in person?

LiLy

Kathleen - I was lucky to find you at the Airport! Sure had a nice chat over lunch, and I boarded my plane half an hour after your plane left :-)
by angelbell
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead of the Year - Gail Cox
Replies: 12
Views: 3788

Gail gets my vote, absolutely!
She (and the DFW Bogleheads) did an incredible job at the Boglehead8 Reunion from beginning to end. She's still following up with messages about photo availability etc.

--
LiLy
by angelbell
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads 8 September 30 - October 2, 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 6667

Kathleen, this is how Tim Dempsey became our first and only male Boglette/Bogleman to date... When busy Gail had to run off to "put out a small fire" as our DFW B8 coordinator, Tim would stand-in where she was supposed to be in our Boglette dance routine. He was there when the performance began, and...
by angelbell
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEADS 8 ANNUAL REUNION ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 265
Views: 97508

HOLD THAT DOOR...

......HOLD THAT DOOR... HOLD THAT DOOR!!! Greetings from the City of Angels (aka Los Angeles... aka Lost Angels!?!) everyone! I was too busy out shopping for my brand new "boa and Texas hat" (wink to Kathleen and Cyberdaisy) that I missed the Bogleheads 8 Reunion announcement entirely. Thank goodnes...