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by Bylo Selhi
03 Aug 2017 15:25
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 110
Views: 10779

Re: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]

Just posted on Quicken's support forum : Hi all, Thank you for your continued contributions here—here's a new message from our CEO, Eric Dunn: Dear Quicken Customers, Based on your feedback, we’ve decided to make a change to the way Quicken works after your subscription membership expires. As you’ve...
by Bylo Selhi
19 Jun 2017 10:42
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 106
Views: 25826

Re: How to download data?

It turns out a LibreOffice extension isn't even necessary. See [Solved] Stock Market Functions LO Calc Extension and in particular this post : To get stock quotes in Libre Office without using an extension, you can use the following... Enter into a cell: =NUMBERVALUE(WEBSERVICE("http: // download.fi...
by Bylo Selhi
18 Jun 2017 10:01
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How to download data?
Replies: 106
Views: 25826

Re: How to download data?

I still can't download the stock prices with a direct call. I'm running LibreOffice version 5.2,7, but the SMF extension webpage says it is compatible with LibreOffice versions 4.0 to 4.4. I'm wondering if that is my problem. Shakes, what version of LibreOffice are you running? See I just updated t...
by Bylo Selhi
07 Mar 2017 13:56
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 110
Views: 10779

Re: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]

Over the past day or so Quicken has been embarrassing themselves with this issue: "Uh-oh, something went wrong" or server error in Quicken or Quicken Mobile Users are continuing to report issues when attempting to log in to Quicken.com, register, or update transactions with Quicken. Apparently this ...
by Bylo Selhi
14 Feb 2017 14:22
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 110
Views: 10779

Re: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]

Quicken's CEO, Eric Dunn, has made an Official Response to peoples' comments about the move to a subscription model. To see the comments to Mr Dunn's post you'll need to click "View all 97 replies and continue this conversation" and then go to page 4 of the thread. So far the comments are considerab...
by Bylo Selhi
07 Feb 2017 07:34
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 110
Views: 10779

Re: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]

Amazing what a tip to the media can accomplish :twisted: Quicken shifts to software subscription model, but there's a big catch But the idea that they could not continue to track finances by manually entering transactions fueled push-back from Quicken customers. "If the subscription isn't renewed, m...
by Bylo Selhi
03 Feb 2017 10:09
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 110
Views: 10779

Re: Miscellaneous Quicken Questions

I wonder if the user base can have any influence on getting this egregious change reversed? We need to make ourselves heard. If you want to express your opposition to Quicken's new subscription model, there are at least two threads in Quicken's own support forum: • Quicken Canada product page needs...
by Bylo Selhi
02 Feb 2017 09:12
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken 2017 [Caution about upgrading]
Replies: 110
Views: 10779

Re: Miscellaneous Quicken Questions

Quicken 2017 is out now and they increased significantly the price. The Quicken Home&Business version cost now $89.99 /year. That's very excessive. I don't think I will upgrade my 2013 version with these prices. Even worse. Caveat emptor... Quicken Canada Order Questions [my bold] Q. What happens t...
by Bylo Selhi
01 Dec 2016 11:20
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: Doing Well by Doing Good
Replies: 53
Views: 12345

Re: Doing Well by Doing Good

It's that time of year again. Tim Cestnick published an article last year that explains the extra benefits of making charitable donations from a corporation rather than personally. This might be of particular interest to people who have investments inside a holding company. Donating securities from ...
by Bylo Selhi
21 May 2016 16:24
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)
Replies: 217
Views: 8835

Re: Best Credit Card 2016

On the subject of accepting a CC for payment, we always pay our annual home/vehicle insurance premiums with our CC by making a call to the company. They (TD MM) are one of the few payees we cannot be set up for on-line banking. CC is a TD Gold Visa (1% back on everything). PC Insurance premiums can...
by Bylo Selhi
21 May 2016 07:23
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)
Replies: 217
Views: 8835

Re: Best Credit Card 2016

Thanks for the info. In any case I don't think I'd get another CC just for that. It's hard enough to keep up with the wrinkles in the cards I have now.
by Bylo Selhi
20 May 2016 09:21
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)
Replies: 217
Views: 8835

Re: Best Credit Card 2016

So,be predictable so they will honour your credit card purchases but unpredictable to make it more difficult for the scammers? You guys are making a mountain out of a molehill. If this was such a common issue you'd see articles about it all over the media and all over the Internet. Where are they? ...
by Bylo Selhi
20 May 2016 08:45
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)
Replies: 217
Views: 8835

Re: Best Credit Card 2016

And a question: If one calls to let a credit card company know about upcoming online foreign purchases, say in Europe, is it actually counterproductive because someone who obtains the card info could then use it to make a purchase in, say France, and it might not be flagged? Worse what if your card...
by Bylo Selhi
19 May 2016 13:04
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What's the consensus on RBC DI?
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: What's the consensus on RBC DI?

Interesting. TD Waterhouse annoys the hell out of me, but I'm still with them after twenty years. Inertia, I guess. Me too. Plus my accounts and cash management are so intertwined between them and TD/CT that it would take a massive effort to set up a similar level of entanglement at one of their co...
by Bylo Selhi
19 May 2016 12:47
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Outstanding Financial Pornography
Replies: 623
Views: 107544

Re: Outstanding Financial Pornography

Sadly, this is what "journalism" has become at most media sites Yes. You did say "most". Intentionally so. I was thinking of people like Jason Zweig and Jonathan Clements who continue to produce high quality thought-[sometimes outrage-]provoking material despite financial journalism's mad dash to m...
by Bylo Selhi
19 May 2016 11:20
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: CPPIB strategy change and costs
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: CPPIB strategy change and costs

Andrew Coyne: CPP board can’t escape blame for fund’s bloated state a trend that has been gathering momentum for the past decade: more staff, higher pay, rising operating expenses, and all for no appreciable payoff for the fund’s 18 million “members,” the Canadian workers who are required to kick i...
by Bylo Selhi
19 May 2016 09:52
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Outstanding Financial Pornography
Replies: 623
Views: 107544

Re: Outstanding Financial Pornography

Joking aside, a serious journalist would strive to provide value or insight for his readers. Carrick appears to be in the business of grinding out click-bait. Sadly, this is what "journalism" has become at most media sites, from Internet, TV and print. The current trend is to counter the drop in pa...
by Bylo Selhi
19 May 2016 08:20
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: Auto-fill My Return
Replies: 74
Views: 3821

Re: Auto-fill My Return

Presumably CRA's Auto-fill my return program is a first step to eventually make it possible for many people to file returns online without having to buy or use tax software. This article is about Intuit's efforts in the US to thwart this sort of thing using a variety of specious tactics and argument...
by Bylo Selhi
19 May 2016 07:44
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Extra Cash from Your Car
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Extra Cash from Your Car

I don't think I'll take advantage of the offer. But, if I did, I wonder how long it would be before my insurance went up. What did BAD say when you called them to ask? ;) Even so that's amateur hour. There are related ways to generate even more cash from this. There's an app that lets you offer up ...
by Bylo Selhi
17 May 2016 19:22
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)
Replies: 217
Views: 8835

Re: Best Credit Card 2016

And yet ISTR a vendor charged me a late payment fee plus interest when the CC issuer rejected a pre-authorized charge because my card had expired. I was able to get that reversed but it took phone calls. I'd rather avoid this issue rather than argue with call centres after the fact.
by Bylo Selhi
17 May 2016 13:11
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)
Replies: 217
Views: 8835

Re: Best Credit Card 2016

As I understood it then, the correct expiry date of the card was one of the data inputs necessary for authorization of a charge. Yes, I assumed something like that. You'd think however that they would by now have made a distinction between one-time charges, for which they'd need the usual card hold...
by Bylo Selhi
17 May 2016 12:28
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)
Replies: 217
Views: 8835

Re: Best Credit Card 2016

I've also found some vendors, like Rogers, Esso Speedpass, National car rental, etc. send a friendly notice to update your CC information if the one on file has expired and they assume you have gotten a renewal. That's the problem. They don't all do it so you can't rely on it. That's another reason...
by Bylo Selhi
17 May 2016 07:37
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Best Credit Card (2016-2017)
Replies: 217
Views: 8835

Re: Best Credit Card

The fee is not related to the state of your account. Presumably the 1% / min $5 is shared between Amazon, VISA, and the owner of the bank machine, to cover all of their costs ... and make some profit! It could be hard for the 1% to exceed $5 because most ATMs restrict the amount of cash you can wit...
by Bylo Selhi
16 May 2016 17:24
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: to buy new or used car?
Replies: 1229
Views: 58874

Re: to buy new or used car?

It's on a Honda if that matters. The make that least needs an extended warranty ;) Now if this was a Jeep [or even a Mercedes... ;) ] Should I be using synthetic oil and is Honda oil really a full synthetic? You should follow the recommendations in the Owner Manual. Just reading the warranty covera...