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Subject:  Re: On-line Brokers Date:  7/6/2012  10:14 AM
Author:  joelxwil Number:  70809 of 88063

Several years ago, the money market fund that was the default at TDAmeritrade had some problems (the NAV went below $1.00), and the accounts were frozen. I had taken my money out of that money market fund, and put it with another that held only treasury bonds. There was no problem there, but the manager was the same as the one with the problem, and so my funds got frozen also.

TDAmeritrade was not at all helpful. Since I was using that money for living expenses, I had to scramble around to find other sources for living expenses, and ended up using a line of credit for $20,000. Eventually, everything was OK, although I think that the people in the default money market fund lost money.

Anyway, I do not want to go through that again, and so I have several different accounts.
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