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Sorry for the late response. I've moved cross country and have been living in hotels for a month (nice ones but still not fun) and am currently surrounded by a ton of unopened boxes.

Anyhow a few answers.

I actually just sent an email to TD to ask about my options. I had a guy call me recently about my account so I can probably call that office (I guess I have enough money in it to get their attention but it isn't anything huge).

I'm a big believer in not putting all my money in any one broker. I had Scottrade (for some basic stock stuff for a long time) and ThinkorSwim (for options/futures). Of course both got acquired by TD Ameritrade. I recently put some 401K money with Vanguard.

I will also check into BIL.

Vanguard has its pros and cons. They can act in a rather harsh fashion with regards to certain things. I actually got a message on their web site when I logged in one day saying if I don't contact them immediately my account may be turned over to the state. I called in and the guy admitted the statement is severe to get people's attention. Personally I think it was excessive. It was due to a piece of mail being returned due to my moving. I think it could have been handled more politely, hence my reluctance to give them any more money.

Wellington/Wellesley combo gives you a 50/50 stock/bond mixture. They have been around a long time and their global versions gives some international exposure as well. (Hey, I'm not saying it is a great idea but its what I was thinking at the time.)


P.S. It is nearly impossible to type with a bandage on the tip of your index finger!
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