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cv91915 has set up a Go Fund Me page to take donations that will be used for flowers for breeze's memorial, and excess will be donated to a cancer charity in breeze's name.  If you'd like to participate, please go here:  https://www.gofundme.com/breeze-memorial .  If you have any questions about donating or the GFM, please reach out to cv91915.  
 
 
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Sunday, unexpectedly, we lost one of our own.  After a sudden diagnosis of liver cancer just two days before, our very own mama Breeze lost her battle with this disease and passed away on Sunday afternoon.   She passed peacefully surrounded by her family.
 
We know that many of you will be as devastated as we are to learn of this, and we know that you will share in our grief.  We will be in the Feedback forum with you, sharing our memories and our tears.  We encourage you to join us there.
 
We started on this journey fifteen years ago - breeze, Pam, LKH, and radi8.  Through everything that has transpired over the past fifteen years, we have always remained family - and Mama breeze was an integral part of that family.  We will be posting additional information here, as much as we can while still respecting her desire for privacy and anonymity.  For now, while we process our grief, we will close this notice with Godspeed, Mama.  We miss you so much already.

 

- Pam, LKH, radi8, Marv

- the mods and forum leads


Burgerwars

Fidelity introduces fee free index funds. Vanguard no commission ETF trading.

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I got the Fidelity email last night, but as a general rule I don't mix ETFs and ecstasy, so I'm planning on reading it today.

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5 hours ago, cv91915 said:

I got the Fidelity email last night, but as a general rule I don't mix ETFs and ecstasy, so I'm planning on reading it today.

Have some more poppers, CV

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3 hours ago, IndyPoolPlayer said:

Have some more poppers, CV

Genius

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I wish I understood the comments. I know so little about investment funds and it worries me. I just got through funding a rollover IRA into two Fidelity funds: FUSEX S&P 500 Index and FTBFX Bonds. Once it all shows up on my portfolio I'll go into the diversification chart to see what to do next. 

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17 hours ago, creditmaze said:

I wish I understood the comments. I know so little about investment funds and it worries me. I just got through funding a rollover IRA into two Fidelity funds: FUSEX S&P 500 Index and FTBFX Bonds. Once it all shows up on my portfolio I'll go into the diversification chart to see what to do next. 

The most difficult part of learning about investments for me was that no matter which direction you think makes sense, if you bounce your ideas off others 50% of the people will agree with you, and the other 50% will give you 100 reasons why it doesn't make ANY sense at all.

 

I once assumed that "dollar cost averaging" was a complex algorithm that only a small handful of economists had ever really mastered, until I looked it up.  :lol:  

 

Reading this was a liberating event.  https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Lazy_portfolios

 

Then I read this:  https://www.amazon.com/Bogleheads-Guide-Investing-Taylor-Larimore/dp/0470067365/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1535395822&sr=8-4&keywords=bogleheads+guide+to+investing&dpID=51C6jAf1afL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

 

Getting started with a relatively safe, conservative approach is MUCH better than doing nothing, and you can (and should) always refine as you go.

 

 

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6 hours ago, cv91915 said:

The most difficult part of learning about investments for me was that no matter which direction you think makes sense, if you bounce your ideas off others 50% of the people will agree with you, and the other 50% will give you 100 reasons why it doesn't make ANY sense at all.

 

I once assumed that "dollar cost averaging" was a complex algorithm that only a small handful of economists had ever really mastered, until I looked it up.  :lol:  

 

Reading this was a liberating event.  https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Lazy_portfolios

 

Then I read this:  https://www.amazon.com/Bogleheads-Guide-Investing-Taylor-Larimore/dp/0470067365/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1535395822&sr=8-4&keywords=bogleheads+guide+to+investing&dpID=51C6jAf1afL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

 

Getting started with a relatively safe, conservative approach is MUCH better than doing nothing, and you can (and should) always refine as you go.

 

 

Thank you so much! I'm at work but I will study this in more depth later.

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I'm still predicting an index fund with a negative fee. Maybe something like -0.01% so the fund company that does this first will be splattered all over the financial news. It won't even be a loss leader, since the fund company can earn money just holding billions of dollars in stocks and from order flow.

The Robinhood model of no commission stock trades may become the standard. Gone to the dust heap of history will be your father's stockbroker, earning commissions from "hot tips" that they've called you saying you got to "buy it now, before it zooms." Of course, they earned another commission when you sell a few weeks later for a big loss after you figured out this stock is a piece of crap.

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