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Re: How do you invest the Cash portion?

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:40 pm
by ochotona
vnatale wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:26 pm

Does that whole process now seem like the Dark Ages compared to now? I also used to buy tons of stamps back and write a lot of checks. Now it's only a handful of stamps used ALL year and not that many checks written.

Vinny
Yeah... except just remember... common everyday email is NOT ENCRYPTED. If you want something to be really pretty private, send it by US Mail... or encrypt it.

Re: How do you invest the Cash portion?

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:37 pm
by pugchief
ochotona wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:40 pm
vnatale wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:26 pm

Does that whole process now seem like the Dark Ages compared to now? I also used to buy tons of stamps back and write a lot of checks. Now it's only a handful of stamps used ALL year and not that many checks written.

Vinny
Yeah... except just remember... common everyday email is NOT ENCRYPTED. If you want something to be really pretty private, send it by US Mail... or encrypt it.
Gmail is encrypted if sending to another Gmail account, but you are correct, not outside the system.

Re: How do you invest the Cash portion?

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:08 pm
by dualstow
vnatale wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:26 pm
dualstow wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:55 am
sophie wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:09 am
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I learned something new about Vanguard today.
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The fund numbers were more useful in the old days when I used to buy shares with a paper check in the mail. You had to write the fund number on the form and on the check.
Does that whole process now seem like the Dark Ages compared to now? I also used to buy tons of stamps back and write a lot of checks. Now it's only a handful of stamps used ALL year and not that many checks written.

Vinny
I have to say I miss it. There's a blue mailbox half a block away from me, and I enjoyed the process of walking there more than I do a button click. Of course, the new way is easier and I usually have fund purchases on autopilot anyway.

Paying bills with a check and stamp on the other hand is not so much fun, so I do think of that in a Dark Agey way. (Also on autopilot now).

Encryption: well, I read about thieves who raid mailboxes with a stick and tape attached. They erase the writing on checks and steal them. So, every system has its weakness. Once in a while I use protonmail to send an email to friends, and if it's something sensitive, I lock it with a password and supply a hint. Or rather, I used to. More often than not, they'd text me and ask "What's this?" They were afraid to open it.
But, usually it's gmail to gmail, so-- only the good folks at google can read it. O0 j/k