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As some of you may remember, I recently fired my financial advisor (and his double management fees). As you may also recall, because of my work (hopefully less than 3 more years) I'm required to invest in mutual funds. Here's my question: What is the best and easiest way to track a portfolio? The one useful thing my former advisor provided was a quarterly report.

I have Schwab and Vanguard accounts. Vanguard tells me that they will send me a complete report showing purchase dates and basis etc. on every sale. I haven't seen such a report yet. Schwab simply provides the date sold and proceeds. Given that it is tax time, I now realize that I need to create a system to track my basis in each mutual fund (a real challenge when you have reinvested dividends and cap. gains).

Schwab suggested that I buy Quicken and input the last 3 years worth of data (what a chore) and then start downloading from their website. Is that the best route? What do others do?

Thanks for any insights.

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