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by bman3
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Techies provide me best practices
Replies: 38
Views: 3584

Re: Techies provide me best practices

As others have stated: Use a password manager, change all passwords to unique, randomly generated passwords. Also change all "security questions" to unique, randomly generated answers, and store those in your password manager as well. Google Drive is good, but it's not encrypted. You may l...
by bman3
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Suggestions
Replies: 39
Views: 3494

Re: PC Build Suggestions

Supposedly 9th gen CPU's are soldered and don't need thermal paste? https://venturebeat.com/2018/10/08/intel-solder-9900k-i9/ The solder is only used between the CPU die and the IHS (integrated heat spreader) (the metal top part of the CPU where "Intel Core" and cpu specs are written). Yo...
by bman3
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is SSD PCIe storage suitable for a database?
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: Is SSD PCIe storage suitable for a database?

Intel was a good pick. They have been doing PCIe drives for a long time, and SSD's for even longer. I trust them in the datacenter space, and I use them in our servers at work. If you have mirrored drives like you said, and good backups, then I wouldn't be overly worried. You would need to have a la...
by bman3
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why do two monitors with the same resolution display differently?
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Why do two monitors with the same resolution display differently?

Any display scaling / magnification configured on the 12" screen?
by bman3
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Download Security- Adobe PDF reader
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Download Security- Adobe PDF reader

A couple of tips. You can go into the settings in Acrobat Reader and change the setting for "Documents in recently used list" to 0. That way the recently opened files never get added to the list you see when you open Acrobat Reader. Also, I use FireFox as my browser, and configure the FF s...
by bman3
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Anybody else having trouble with Fidelity site?
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Anybody else having trouble with Fidelity site?

Okay, thanks all. That makes me feel better.

The fact that my personal account forced a password reset, and my wife's account password no longer worked just had me a little spooked.
by bman3
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Anybody else having trouble with Fidelity site?
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Anybody else having trouble with Fidelity site?

I tried logging into my 401k account to do a regularly scheduled check-up. However, after logging in Fidelity told me due to security reasons that I had to reset my password. So, I went through the whole process and successfully reset my password and got access to my accounts. I double checked my co...
by bman3
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Confused, Vanguard says I'm not getting a 1099-R
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: Confused, Vanguard says I'm not getting a 1099-R

Thanks so much all. I looked in my "Taxes" filing folder and found my 1099-R from Schwab. They must have sent it right after I did the rollover and I forgot all about it. Luckily, I filed it away and didn't lose it.
by bman3
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Confused, Vanguard says I'm not getting a 1099-R
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Confused, Vanguard says I'm not getting a 1099-R

In 2012 I did a rollover from a previous employer's 401k plan to a new Vanguard IRA. Charles Schwab sent me a check, which I then sent to Vanguard. Shouldn't I be getting a 1099-R form for this? This is the first time I've done a rollover so I have no past experience to go on. I called Vanguard and ...
by bman3
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Question about Vanguard Direct Deposit
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Question about Vanguard Direct Deposit

I recently set up my direct deposit on the Vanguard website. I had to choose whether I wanted to deposit into my 2012 Roth or my 2013 Roth. I chose my 2013 Roth. My question is what happens on my first paycheck for next year 2014? Will it continue to put money into my 2013 Roth, or will it switch ov...
by bman3
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: HSA Strategy Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2626

HSA Strategy Question

I recently started a new job where I'm going to take advantage of an HSA account. The investment funds available don't look all that great to me. Here's the list: Neuberger Berman Real Estate A (NREAX) (1.21%) Oppenheimer Developing Markets A (ODMAX) (1.30%) American Funds Capital World G/I F-1 (CWG...
by bman3
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Request for guidance / Portfolio advice
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Request for guidance / Portfolio advice

Thanks for the advice, it's much appreciated.
by bman3
Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Request for guidance / Portfolio advice
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Request for guidance / Portfolio advice

Debt : None Credit Card - paid off monthly Emergency funds : $1,000 Tax Filing Status : Married filing jointly Tax Rate : 24 % Federal / 4.63 % State (CO) Age : 35 / 33 Current portfolio : Low 6 figures Accounts His 401k - Company match is 4% 21.43% - FUSVX - Fidelity 500 Index Fund - Premium Class...