A Nasty Side Effect of Switching Brokers – Lost Cost Basis Information

I found out a terrible and time consuming problem when I was forced to switch from TradeKing to Fidelity my cost basis does not always transfer!  Imagine my surprise when I signed into my fidelity account and found all my stocks moved over from my mostly dormant TradeKing account, but no Cost Basis Information! Why… Continue Reading

The Wife’s Confusing View on Credit Cards

Post by The Wife I am not a huge fan of credit cards, but I am aware that sometimes they are necessary.  It has been trying but I have learned over time that a credit card doesn’t always have to equate to an uncontrolled amount of debt.  Credit cards can provide security in an emergency,… Continue Reading

Open Letter to Congress: Stay Away from Business Credit Cards

I was shocked and then disappointed when I read the title of a recent WSJ article, “Lawmakers Urge Crackdown on Business Cards.”  The Author, Jessica Silver-Greenberg, sums up the request from the usual players in the world of “Americans are too stupid to take care of themselves” A group of four U.S. Senate Democrats, including… Continue Reading