Lately, Alias has been teaching our daughter how to hold our hand when we walk places. This is a relatively new experience for her, since she’s accustomed to us carrying her, putting her in a stroller, or leaving her to her own self-directed devices. Nevertheless, she’s picked the skill up well, and basically performs admirably. (more…)
Every time I have to register for some site that performs financial transactions on my behalf, I have to register, create an account, and then pick stupid security questions. These used to be fairly static questions, but then a few years ago someone got the bright idea to make variations on them to make it “more secure”. The end result, however, is less than desirable.
From now (actually a couple weeks ago) until December 15th, 2008, you can get a free $25 contribution if you open a new 529 account at CollegeAdvantage.com and deposit $25. (meaning, you add $25, they add $25 a week or so later, doubling your investment.) Pretty slick, so here’s how it works.
As per my usual voting routine, I spent some time tonight reading up on the Ohio ballot issues, so that I would be prepared to Vote monday or tuesday. Somewhat surprisingly, many of the issues are solidly related to financial matters.
(Sorry for another finance-related post) For anyone who follows my investing procedures, you’d know that I was a fantastically boring etf-only kind of investor. exposure to individual companies is simply too much risk for too little reward, and requires too much research to do well. (more…)