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FDIC extends insurance coverage
Andy comments: I just found out that the FDIC has increased their expiration date for the "250K per account" to Dec 31, 2013. Previously it was 31 Dec 2009. You can read about it at A couple other cha...
10 years ago 7
 
Bond Gamblers?
Is not volatility in bonds unprecedented? Thank you FED! Also, Bill Gross @ Pimco isn't such a Rock Star as the WSJ called him: PIMCO Total Return Fund (PTRAX): 4.65 10 year 6.17 Vanguard Total Bond M...
10 years ago 3
 
Followup on "finding a good investment manager"
After a while of looking, reading, etc I recalled Bruce Berkowitz from Fairholme Fund (FAIRX). I think that Bruce is a bright guy, with the right way of thinking about risk, with the investing approac...
10 years ago 2
 
Probate procedures in Florida
I sought to find out how to save time and money when you wrap up an estate in Florida. I saw some postings in this group concerning probate issues, so I will start this discussion. To keep in mind tha...
11 years ago 2
 
Finding a great investment manager
It has been said, and backed up by research, that it is impossible to find a manager who would 1) outperform the benchmarks in the long run, possibly not "consistently", 2) Will not take on unwarrante...
11 years ago 35
 
USA Money Market Fund with Reasonable APY?
I think the ~0.75% APY for most MMF's is highway robbery. But with the banking sector a shambles what does one do to park cash? TIA, Yadda Why is it highway robbery? If you want to park cash for short...
11 years ago 9
 
IRR calculators
I may have asked this question some years earlier, but I hope that perhaps something has changed and I can find an answer to my question. My question is that I have two Ameritrade accounts, regular an...
11 years ago 7
 
Term Insurance Policy Question
Hello, Regarding Term Life Insurance: Would a husband and wife have to take out individual and separate policies to protect each other ? Or, is there some type of insurance, similar in cost to to the ...
11 years ago 2
 
Circuit Shares
I want to know whats the criteria of deciding the circuit on a particular share . Sometimes share closes/ends at 5% circuit sometimes @ 10 % and sometimes the same share @ 15 % how is it decided ? You...
11 years ago 3
 
This lurker has a question
Hello everyone. For years we have heard and been told to 'diversify' our investment (s). Yet everyone who says it seems to have a slightly different twist on it or altogether different take in what it...
11 years ago 17
 
Article: Small Banks Doing Fine All Along
This is a fun and thought provoking read about small local banks nationwide and why they are doing much better than large banks. Quotation from it: ?Banking should not be exciting,? said Clay W. Ewing...
11 years ago
 
College Tuition 529B Plan - Putting in and taking out the same year
I am nearing the end of paying for my Daughter's college costs using a 529B plan. I want to close out the account this year. If I put money in now and take it out in August, will that be OK? Is there ...
11 years ago
 
Rule Of 72 Questions
Hello, Figure that this must be the right and best group for this question. Have read the Google links on it, but still unsure. Dividing 72 by the interest rate gives the number of years to double an ...
11 years ago 5
 
Buying term life insurance
I would like to buy a little term life insurance. I would like a simple product that would pay my beneficiaries in case if I die. I am not sure what is the proper approach to finding a good deal, so t...
11 years ago 2
 
transactions in a rollover IRA
Is there any reason to hold on to the paperwork of stock and bond transactions in a Rollover IRA account? I am assuming not, but just wanted to be sure before tossing everything out. Thanks, Anoop ano...
11 years ago 15