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by EZ James
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Donee Unable to Accept Stock
Replies: 22
Views: 2919

Re: Donee Unable to Accept Stock

Thank you all for the additional information. I discovered the VanguardCharitable.org site earlier today and skimmed through it. The procedures and constraints make me uneasy but It looks likes something I can do if I decide to go that route. The suggestion to donate a small amount to test the syste...
by EZ James
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Donee Unable to Accept Stock
Replies: 22
Views: 2919

Re: Donee Unable to Accept Stock

Thank you very much patriciamgr2 and lazyday. I am relieved to hear that Vanguard can probably accomplish what I want. Its 0400 hrs here so I will pursue the issue with Vanguard again tomorrow. My hearing is impaired and that caused me to miss part of what the rep said. But I did ask him if the conc...
by EZ James
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Donee Unable to Accept Stock
Replies: 22
Views: 2919

Donee Unable to Accept Stock

I will be getting a windfall of 23K this year or next at my option. I also want to donate approximately that amount to a specific county library. To protect myself from the tax on the windfall I would like to donate stock that is worth about $24k and in which my cost basis is $2.4k so the numbers wo...
by EZ James
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2557

Re: Computer Problem

Chaz, A new computer running Windows MIGHT possibly have the same problem for several reasons. First of all, there are so many combinations of operating conditions and customer-attached hardware that a manufacturer could not test them all before the new product gets to production. So 100% testing is...
by EZ James
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2557

Re: Computer Problem

HI Leesbro63, You have what is called a TDR (Timeout Detection and Recovery Error). The possible causes are varied and Microsoft has written about it but there is no clear-cut solution. The symptoms are typical for a video card that is clocked too fast, is running too hot, has a driver problem or ha...
by EZ James
Tue May 13, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Int'l wire: Service providers? How fast?
Replies: 16
Views: 1973

Re: Int'l wire: Service providers? How fast?

I had planned on sticking the results of my wire transfers on a thread I started last year but I can see you need information right now so here goes: I had the task of transferring funds to 8 people in the Philippines who did not have bank accounts. I first fronted them with enough money to set up t...
by EZ James
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Distribution of Estate to Heirs in the Philippines]
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Distribution of Estate to Heirs in the Philippines

My first post was incorrectly titled “Distribution of Estate to 3rd World Country”. The Philippines is not a third world country. I also said I view the market as a stationary random process but I meant to say non-stationary. I was unable to edit these corrections. [I fixed the title and merged the ...
by EZ James
Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Distribution of Estate to Heirs in the Philippines]
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: Distribution of Estate to 3rd World Country

cjking: Yes there are many companies that will transfer money to the Philippines and typically they limit you to $2999 per transfer and that same amount monthly. One that I have used over the years and in fact am using now has that policy. I currently have three $500 transfers in process with them a...
by EZ James
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Distribution of Estate to Heirs in the Philippines]
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: Distribution of Estate to 3rd World Country

Correction: I don't know how I got that crazy number in the second-to-last paragraph. Please change "$784 thousand" to "about $98 thousand".

Sorry for any inconvenience.

EZ
by EZ James
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Distribution of Estate to Heirs in the Philippines]
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

[Distribution of Estate to Heirs in the Philippines]

Hi Bogleheads, I am a long time lurker and this is my first post so I will introduce myself. I retired 20 years ago from engineering at age 55 and my investing mentality is consistent with Bogleism (if it's OK to call it that). I first learned about index funds from Tobias in the 1980s. Subsequent r...