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by House Blend
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buying VWIUX Today [Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Muni Bond]
Replies: 38
Views: 3382

Re: Buying VWIUX Today [Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Muni Bond]

FWIW, I harvested losses from VWIUX on Tuesday this week. I exchanged it for a 2:1 mix of Long Term and Limited Term Tax Exempt. This ratio approximates both the current yield and duration of Intermediate. Good idea! I also harvested...all to Lim. Term Tax Exempt. Maybe next time... House Blend...t...
by House Blend
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buying VWIUX Today [Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Muni Bond]
Replies: 38
Views: 3382

Re: Buying VWIUX Today [Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Muni Bond]

I need to TLH since I'm down over 1% and was just deciding tonight whether the time was right. Was going to swap into MUB (iShares IM Term Muni ETF; ER 0.07). Slightly higher credit quality (AA instead of A) and slightly longer duration (6.0 instead of 5.1 years) but they have tracked pretty closel...
by House Blend
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buying VWIUX Today [Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Muni Bond]
Replies: 38
Views: 3382

Re: Buying VWIUX Today [Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Muni Bond]

I need to TLH since I'm down over 1% and was just deciding tonight whether the time was right. Was going to swap into MUB (iShares IM Term Muni ETF; ER 0.07). Slightly higher credit quality (AA instead of A) and slightly longer duration (6.0 instead of 5.1 years) but they have tracked pretty closel...
by House Blend
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buying VWIUX Today [Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Muni Bond]
Replies: 38
Views: 3382

Re: Buying VWIUX Today [Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Muni Bond]

Bonus dividends. As VWLTX has a lower price than VWITX, you'll buy more shares for the same purchase. Meaning, you'll earn bonus dividends from the additional shares purchased. This is nonsense. Comparing prices between two mutual funds is absolutely meaningless. Any "bonus" dividends that VWLTX is...
by House Blend
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Simple-minded sayings?
Replies: 37
Views: 2960

Re: Simple-minded sayings?

libralibra wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:45 am
A pithy saying doesn't really provide much analysis or end a debate.
Pfft. Looks like you missed the opportunity to respond in kind:

"A witty saying proves nothing."


https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Voltaire
by House Blend
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Upper six-figures portfolio & tax management part 2
Replies: 18
Views: 2592

Re: Upper six-figures portfolio & tax management part 2

1-3. I will stop the dividend reinvestment. My RMDs + annual taxable dividends are currently ~$14k. Obviously this will increase as the Life Expectancy Factor decreases. Good estimate. I do need to replace the lost income from 401k contributions. Lifestyle creep I guess. I don't think I can max the...
by House Blend
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Upper six-figures portfolio & tax management part 2
Replies: 18
Views: 2592

Re: Upper six-figures portfolio & tax management part 2

1-3. I will stop the dividend reinvestment. My RMDs + annual taxable dividends are currently ~$14k. Obviously this will increase as the Life Expectancy Factor decreases. Good estimate. I do need to replace the lost income from 401k contributions. Lifestyle creep I guess. I don't think I can max the...
by House Blend
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Wash sale question- are ITOT and VTI Substantially Identical?
Replies: 78
Views: 6505

Re: Wash sale question- are ITOT and VTI Substantially Identical?

Bigfoot and the Chupacabra are alive and well I see. There is no "context" of active mutual funds in the IRS publication and language I provided. Again - "making things up". You seem to be forgetting that IRS Publications are not tax law. Just today in another thread I pointed out a special case in...
by House Blend
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Upper six-figures portfolio & tax management part 2
Replies: 18
Views: 2592

Re: Upper six-figures portfolio & tax management part 2

Some of this has already been said: 1. Do not auto-reinvest dividends in taxable. 2. Add the cash flow from those dividends to the cash flow from RMDs generated by the inherited IRAs. That's maybe $16K/year ballpark. 3. Unclear whether you are maxing out your 401(k) + Roth IRA. Do that. Use the extr...
by House Blend
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Avoid unqualified dividends by selling a lot too quickly when TLH.
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Avoid unqualified dividends by selling a lot too quickly when TLH.

As long as 9/13 is before the record date for Q3 dividends, you should be ok, but I would only sell if I could sell at a loss. Thanks House Blend. This Vanguard page lists the upcoming dividend schedule and uses the term declaration date. This Vanguard page lists historical dividend dates and uses ...
by House Blend
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Short-term Treasury vs. Limited-Term Tax-Exempt
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: Short-term Treasury vs. Limited-Term Tax-Exempt

The only reason I might keep a few shares of VMLUX is that of the last six months of reinvested dividends, there are losses on the most recent three months. The amounts are trivial, but I'd rather not mess around with the tax accounting regarding losses on shares bought within six months. That's a ...
by House Blend
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 825
Views: 89680

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

...Next up - Mad Men , on Netflix. I rarely go for pure drama, meaning it's not sci-fi or an action-packed thriller (Breaking Bad, etc.). The over-emphasized stereotypical gender discrimination (to put it mildly...) got me annoyed, as I think it was unrealistic. However, I can see why this series w...
by House Blend
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 825
Views: 89680

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Sons of Anarchy. Watched the first two episodes, then stopped... I couldn't see how this plot is going for 7 seasons. The same could be said for Breaking Bad . And yet... SOA has many similarities with BB. It takes a few episodes to get into the plot and character development. Admittedly Ron Perlma...
by House Blend
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What will you do when you find you have more money than expected?
Replies: 91
Views: 9702

Re: What will you do when you find you have more money than expected?

The Barenaked Ladies have this all figured out.

Among their suggestions:
* switch to Dijon Ketchup
* buy her a fur coat (but not a realfurcoat that's cruel)
by House Blend
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Wash sale question
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Wash sale question

I have shares of VTIAX purchased last week in my IRA. If I sell all of those shares on the same day I sell the VTIAX in my taxable account, does that create a wash sale? I was assuming that since all the shares are being sold on the same day, no shares would exist after the sale to be considered re...
by House Blend
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is it correct, not to make a non-tax deductible IRA contribution ?
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: Is it correct, not to make a non-tax deductible IRA contribution ?

It was stated in another thread that: Taxable investments have always been and are far preferable to making non-deductable(sic) contributions to a traditional IRA that you can not convert to a Roth IRA or did not even exist. I have been contributing to my traditional IRA for years, even during the ...
by House Blend
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Roth conversion with future RMD and SS
Replies: 28
Views: 2481

Re: Roth conversion with future RMD and SS

Agreeing with the OP, marginal rates don't always tell the whole story. Roth conversion decisions would be much easier in a world where your marginal tax rate cannot decrease with increased income. For better or worse, that's not the world we live in. The rules governing taxation of SS creates one o...
by House Blend
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Roth conversion with future RMD and SS
Replies: 28
Views: 2481

Re: Roth conversion with future RMD and SS

Recently I was doing some calculations looking at the effect of Roth conversions on taxation of RMD's and SS. My situation is that I have other income in retirement that puts me in the 12% tax bracket. With my current portfolio size (and associated RMD's) and expected SS, I expect to be in the 12% ...
by House Blend
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 830
Views: 154011

Re: Boglehead Beer

Here are some I have enjoyed recently. Founders Angry Bastard Prolly you meant Dirty Bastard, or the barrel-aged version Backwoods Bastard. Both get a thumbs up from me. :sharebeer As for other Scotch Ales, I've yet to try Scotty Karate from Dark Horse. I came close to trying Under the Kilt from Dr...
by House Blend
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 830
Views: 154011

Re: Re:

$5.19/single 22 oz beer? :shock: That's actually pretty mid-price for a 22 oz craft beer. Plenty more in the $7-10 range. Very few <$3 in that category. I get my 64 oz growler filled at my local breweries, usually for about $20-25. For a 22oz, $5 is super cheap. Around $10 is standard and some are ...
by House Blend
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Expense ratios and fees - Fidelity and flip flopping advice
Replies: 61
Views: 4260

Re: Expense ratios and fees - Fidelity and flip flopping advice

When you start obsessing over ER differences of less than 10bp, many other factors come into play. Already mentioned are tracking error and (for taxable investors) tax efficiency. One that I don't think has been mentioned yet is the variation between indexes that supposedly cover the same asset clas...
by House Blend
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Expense ratios and fees - Fidelity and flip flopping advice
Replies: 61
Views: 4260

Re: Expense ratios and fees - Fidelity and flip flopping advice

These benefits are real, not overblown. I’d say they are both. I agree. They are overblown in the sense that although the effect is typically nonzero (if you pay nonzero tax rates on those distributions), it's often not as bad, dollar-for-dollar, as the tax consequences of a qualified dividend dist...
by House Blend
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: finding the error in my federal tax return
Replies: 18
Views: 1874

Re: finding the error in my federal tax return

I think both end up using the QDCG wksht so it's still a mystery to me what IRS did.....perhaps they treated the CG distrib. were ordinary income ........which would be a bit weird and hard to understand....... The OP filed a paper return, so the transcriber could have omitted the entry on line 9b ...
by House Blend
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best way to sell long held mutual fund
Replies: 13
Views: 1429

Re: Best way to sell long held mutual fund

if the fund is 100% gains, you are going to sell 100% of it, then it doesnt matter. No, it can matter when there is a wide range of purchase prices and that price range correlates with short term versus long term. Ex: You have 900 shares with a long term gain of $10/share, and 100 shares with a sho...
by House Blend
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3697
Views: 1058638

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Watched Bad Day for the Cut (2017) recently on Netflix. It's a sort of noir revenge flick set in Northern Ireland, with a bit of black comedy. Well done. Has interesting plot twists that make it more than just a typical genre picture. If you liked Blood Simple [early Coen brothers], you'll probably ...
by House Blend
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why aren't distribution estimates available year-round
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Why aren't distribution estimates available year-round

Of course they don't know what the future is going to bring nor do they now when they put out estimates with 2 to 3 months to go before the distribution. But they certainly know what they currently have to distribute (you can usually find it in mid-year semi-annual report financial statements) - in...
by House Blend
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Home Country Bias
Replies: 31
Views: 2647

Re: Home Country Bias

It will be a matter of time and you'll see a cherry picked past performance chart. Below you'll see the phrases "0% international works for me". Followed by "past performance is no guarantee of future results." Then you'll see another post or two explaining they don't invest in international becaus...
by House Blend
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2017 Tax Return Question - Recharacterization and Extension to File
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: 2017 Tax Return Question - Recharacterization and Extension to File

did you mean to convert the tIRA, for backdoor purposes? cause then you cant recharacterize it. just send a 1040x, send the payment, and send a letter saying sorry, honest mistake can you not penalize me? No, no, and no. 1. Backdoor situation seems unlikely, given that the OP or spouse made a $5500...
by House Blend
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2017 Tax Return Question - Recharacterization and Extension to File
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: 2017 Tax Return Question - Recharacterization and Extension to File

If you already paid 90% of the tax due on time and filed an extension, I believe you would not be subject to a *penalty*, but will be subject to interest for a late payment. I think the current rate is 4%/year. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/what-to-know-about-late-filing-and-late-paying-penalties Sin...
by House Blend
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VG PAS Recommendations - Surprised/Disappointed?
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: VG PAS Recommendations - Surprised/Disappointed?

Is it possible that they already have taxable holdings of 500 index, and the recommendation is implicitly acknowledging that there's no point in exchanging those holdings for TSM (at a potentially large cap gain)? I agree that the bond setup is a head-scratcher but not a disaster. I especially see n...
by House Blend
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to Treat "Negative" Basis in Nondeductible IRA
Replies: 52
Views: 2534

Re: How to Treat "Negative" Basis in Nondeductible IRA

Why would you not convert? You are no worse off in a Roth, are you? Best case you have some remaining basis to carry forward. Worst case is you come out the same, no income or loss on either the non deductible or Roth as long as the ND remains below basis. You make a good argument. I should restate...
by House Blend
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Since you would want to eventually reinvest dividends/distros anyways, why wouldn't you make them automatic for TLH?
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Since you would want to eventually reinvest dividends/distros anyways, why wouldn't you make them automatic for TLH?

1) Would you want to keep A and B relatively balanced in terms of size (e.g. $10k in A $9.5k in B)? Do you only ever touch fund B in TLH situations? I would view A and B as equal partners. Certainly you should be willing to harvest losses in either direction. You might have a preference for A, so y...
by House Blend
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Avoid unqualified dividends by selling a lot too quickly when TLH.
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Avoid unqualified dividends by selling a lot too quickly when TLH.

1. How exactly do you calculate the important dates? 2. When is the first day (before 4 PM) when you can place the order to switch back to the old fund without triggering a wash sale? Is it 9/13/2018 before 4 PM? Yes, if you sold at a loss on 8/13, you can buy back on 9/13 without creating a wash. ...
by House Blend
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: OK, maybe Vanguard's website IS a little old... "56K dial-up..."
Replies: 19
Views: 2357

Re: OK, maybe Vanguard's website IS a little old... "56K dial-up..."

nisiprius wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:09 pm
On Googling, maybe Vanguard was just being courteous, not archaic?
No way it's courtesy, or we would not be forced to do account management on a website that is optimized only for smart phones.
by House Blend
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone try to tax loss harvest and fail?
Replies: 12
Views: 1073

Re: Anyone try to tax loss harvest and fail?

Ah ha! What AlohaJoe said about checking an equivalent ETF makes sense. Thanks Right. If you are a mutual fund investor but can monitor an ETF that is similar to your fund, and wait until ~3pm, you can pretty much know whether to pull the trigger on your loss. If the issue is that you don't have th...
by House Blend
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Since you would want to eventually reinvest dividends/distros anyways, why wouldn't you make them automatic for TLH?
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Since you would want to eventually reinvest dividends/distros anyways, why wouldn't you make them automatic for TLH?

I frequently see suggestions to turn off automatic reinvestments when doing tax loss harvesting. However, you would eventually want to reinvest the money on a somewhat regular basis anyways. What frequency would you manually reinvest at? Every 31 days? Even then there's a good chance you'll reinves...
by House Blend
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Schwab Intelligent Portfolio experiment
Replies: 19
Views: 2471

Re: Schwab Intelligent Portfolio experiment

Thanks for the report. I've been wondering how people will feel come tax time when they have to report all these buying and selling activities. The number of transactions is actually irrelevant as far as your 1040 goes. As long as it’s information supplied to the IRS, and there aren’t any basis rep...
by House Blend
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why does TBM have such high turnover?
Replies: 13
Views: 1554

Re: Why does TBM have such high turnover?

I asked this question in another thread but didn't get an answer. Can anyone help me? Q on Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Fund Admiral Shares (VUSUX) https://advisors.vanguard.com/web/c1/fa ... ucts/VUSUX It says the fund holds 59 bonds and the turnover rate is 102.70%. Why would this fund need to rep...
by House Blend
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Bigger Story: Fidelity Expense Ratios
Replies: 98
Views: 10599

Re: The Bigger Story: Fidelity Expense Ratios

Don't the relative tax inefficiencies of Fidelity's funds (at least FSTVX) when compared to their most comparable Vanguard funds end up cancelling out the lower fees? I don't have total understanding of this but I thought that was the information I had seen. I could be wrong. I made a quick calcula...
by House Blend
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 825
Views: 89680

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Recently watched Season 5 of Endeavor . (Streaming from PBS. You might need a "Passport" subscription to watch, or perhaps it is available from other streaming services.) Overall it is well done, and there is an interesting parallel between it and Better Call Saul . In both cases we are watching a f...
by House Blend
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Have you rebalanced to bonds this year?
Replies: 25
Views: 2272

Re: Have you rebalanced to bonds this year?

My allocation got out of whack in January, when US + Intl were both up sharply. I moved about 1% from equity to fixed income on 1/3/18. (All inside tax-advantaged, so no tax consequences.) The market kept going up and took that 1% back, so I moved another 1% to fixed income on 1/22/18. The market ap...
by House Blend
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: TIAA-CREF 401k, recently changed jobs
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: TIAA-CREF 401k, recently changed jobs

It seems that the TIAA-traditional may be a better option than either the CREF Bond Market Account (R2) or the CREF Inflation-Linked Bond Account (R2) as it has a guaranteed return. I don't really understand the fees with the TIAA Traditional though. Their rep told me my plan has the GRA account an...
by House Blend
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where to Hold TIPS?
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: Where to Hold TIPS?

States are free to tax the dividends produced by RICs in any way they see fit. And some states have rather peculiar rules in that regard (see NY, CA, maybe others). Although I don't have a TIPS fund in taxable, this is all news to me. I tried a search, but could not find anything specific, like a t...
by House Blend
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where to Hold TIPS?
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: Where to Hold TIPS?

Sorry, I am confused. Are the proceeds of the TIPs fund exempt from state taxation or not? Regarding state tax exemption on the dividends distributed by your TIPS-only mutual fund: In theory, not exempt. In practice, exempt. The "theory" is that states cannot tax interest on Federal obligations. Th...
by House Blend
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity announced 10-for-1 fund splits in certain mutual funds
Replies: 18
Views: 4683

Re: Fidelity announced 10-for-1 fund splits in certain mutual funds

for etfs higher nav is arguably better as spread is less as % of nav. +1. Don't need ETFs to spin this as negative, if that's what folks are trying to accomplish. Mutual fund pricing is measured in cents, so we can suppose that the price at close is "fair" to within $0.005/share. In that case a 10-...
by House Blend
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Confusing IRA situation; Help requested
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: Confusing IRA situation; Help requested

She'll be turning 56 next month. If I'm understanding you correctly you do not think she will be able to move that money from the 403b to a Traditional IRA even though it's only been a week or so. The fact that it was moved there automatically made it pre-tax? Unless TIAA or Prudential are willing ...
by House Blend
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Confusing IRA situation; Help requested
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: Confusing IRA situation; Help requested

Another idea: Based on the age of her IRAs, it is plausible that she has already celebrated, or will soon be celebrating, her 59.5th birthday. This brings with it the potential for in-service rollovers out of her 403(b) plan. In that case, if the speculation is correct in my hypothetical example tha...
by House Blend
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Confusing IRA situation; Help requested
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: Confusing IRA situation; Help requested

5. Option A : Keep the money in the 403b and keep track of the basis for tax purposes. (I'm far from an expert but I don't understand this. The 403b is all pre-tax and a significant portion of the Traditional IRA is money that was non-deductible. She shouldn't owe tax on any of that. Isn't form 860...
by House Blend
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SocialSecurity.tools updated to include spousal benefits
Replies: 51
Views: 4693

Re: SocialSecurity.tools updated to include spousal benefits

Nice tool. Maybe consider another paragraph at the bottom of the page that contains the box for pasting in one's earnings record. I'd like to see a mention of the option to simply paste in plain text. I was happy once I realized I could just use something like this: 2013 $48,888 $48,888 2012 $47,888...