GI Jane Finances

May 6, 2011

Countdown to the move to San Antonio

Filed under: Uncategorized — gijanefinances @ 12:33 pm

I am completely in love with the tv FX series called Justified.  I have been looking to fill the void left by Mad Men as it went into hiatus.  I usually shun cop dramas.  I haven’t watched one since Miami Vice!  I totally have a crush on the Raylan Givens, the lead protagonist played by Timothy Olyphant.  The writing and directing are amazing.  I actually did a search to see if Olyphant or Justified won any awards.  They finally snagged a Peabody this year, but really and shamefully have been overlooked by the Emmys.  According to  “Although Olyphant’s wonderfully laconic Raylan can hold his head up high in this select company, “Justified” hasn’t received nearly the amount of notoriety it deserves.”  I can’t wait to catch up on all of the seasons over the weekend.  It is a great show to get ready for my move to Texas even though it is set in Kentucky.

I am moving on up in the world.  Vanguard just sent me a welcome brochure because now I am a Voyager Services member due to having $50,000-$500,000 in mutual funds.  Yeah!  Benefits:

Exemption from mutual fund/brokerage fees

  • Commission-free Vanguard ETF trades
  • Stock and non-Vanguard ETF trades for $7
  • Customized financial plan worth $1,000 for $250 (may just do that)

When I get $500,000 to $1 million in mutual fund assets, I qualify for Voyager Select Services:

  • Greater reduction on brokerage fees and commissions discounted to just $2 for each stock or non-Vanguard ETF trade
  • Free consultations with a certified financial planner whenever the need arises

My goal this weekend is to clean out my car and take pictures of it for the “for sale” sign.  I also need to purge and organize my files in preparation for the move.  I am thinking about signing up for a zip line trip on 15 May that sounds exciting.  That is it for now.

GI Jane


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