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  • 83M accounts exposed in JPMorgan data breach  [View news story]
    Please share how do you go about changing the date of birth. I was unaware of this possibility.
    Oct 3, 2014. 02:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Delta Soars On Growing Cash Flow  [View article]
    I am wondering if a contributor to the soar is the inconsistency in the cost of checking in a luggage. Three weeks ago I paid $25 for a luggage 17 x 34 40lbs to Costa Rica (SJO)on a one-stop layover flight through Atlanta. A week ago, a guest of ours, while there, was charged $100 for a luggage half the size on her 2-stop return to London through Atlanta and Chicago. The staff could not provide us with a receipt. Profits are great but the process seems to be in need of some monitoring.
    Sep 8, 2014. 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Year To Forget For The Oracle  [View article]
    Brk.b 50% return from 2012 to date. Thank you uncle Warren from a novice.
    Aug 5, 2014. 06:31 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court ruling is win for card companies, loss for retailers  [View news story]
    bbrock4 you are sooo right. I am filing a complaint. It appears that foreign banks including CITIBANK are making great profits from this practice which nationals and foreigners seem not to give much attention.
    Mar 23, 2014. 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court ruling is win for card companies, loss for retailers  [View news story]
    ScotiaBank charges $5 for each swipe in Latin America even though the data on the screen says 500 colones. This would be one US dollar.
    Mar 21, 2014. 02:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who Has The Better Dividends: Procter & Gamble Or Clorox?  [View article]
    Dave, while overseas I noted that CLX has processing plants in Latin America. Am I correct in concluding that this contributes to a positive financial outcome in view of the differences in salaries, exchange rates and less concerns about weather conditions and unions. I too agree that, for new investors, the vocabulary which was not riddled with "financial jargon" facilitates a better understanding of what we have gotten ourselves into, helps in maker wiser choices and alleviates some fears.

    Feb 13, 2014. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Buffett's Alpha' Misses The Real Source Of Growth In The New Berkshire Hathaway  [View article]
    Jim, "thank you" for an article written in such a way that even a novice could comprehend. I am not parting with BRK.B.
    Dec 26, 2013. 10:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Avoid The Worst Style ETFs  [View article]
    PBE has a high expense ratio, 0.63%, however, I believe the holdings makes it worthwhile. I was unable to find an etf with a reasonable BIIB %. I also own some XLV.
    Nov 25, 2013. 10:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency: Harness The Power Of Compounding To Prevent Losing Money  [View article]
    mershaw2001 point well taken. I have not considered that aspect and now understand some of my outcomes. Thanks
    Aug 30, 2013. 05:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    JohnBin Tn The problem is the greater percentage of buyers are unaware that they have the right to purchase their HO insurance, PMI should not have been included, and are even more ignorant about the over-escrow issue. They swallow what is presented to them without questioning. I have found that it takes about 10 years before homeowners begin to discover the unethical practices, which have contributed to their problems with mortgage payments. Some had >$3000 in escrow and the taxes had not been paid by the mortgagor for >2 years. Average annual taxes $1275. Folk I know find it difficult to keep up with the escrow increases.
    Jul 25, 2013. 11:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    Some homeowners report that defaults occur because a condition for approval is their agreement that the mortgage companies pay the taxes and insurance. These insurance premiums, in most instances, cost $1000 more than what the homeowner paid for the same coverage. Additionally, the amounts held in escrow increase the monthly mortgage payment by $300 or more. These homeowners ask that they be allowed to take responsibility for these expenses.
    Jul 24, 2013. 10:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It Is Time To Sell (Not So) High Yielding Bonds  [View article]
    Any opinion on I bonds purchased in 2002?
    May 20, 2013. 06:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alan Abelson Died: Lives On Through A Generation He Defined  [View article]
    There is an old adage that goes, "we get old too quick, and smart, too late." You have renewed my confidence in your generation's values as well as willingness to recognize the worth of your elders. Maybe we will have fewer nursing homes sometime soon.
    Nothing like a thankful person.
    Thanks to James and all who have responded to his article.
    May 13, 2013. 03:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • XLP And Top Holdings: Opportunity For Bears  [View article]
    Is there an etf similar to XLP which does not contain tobacco, pork or alcoholic beverages? Thanks for your response.
    Apr 9, 2013. 09:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investor - Call 911  [View article]
    Smurf, thanks for advice. I found that a client had filed a claim against one of my advisors.Her funds were reimbursed ,with income lost included, due to misleading issues.
    Mar 18, 2013. 12:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment