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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

E*Trade is Up...sort of..and MSN and other updates!

My E*Trade account is now working...sort of.

I had forgotten that six years ago I had an E*Trade account for some stock options that I cashed out when I moved to a new job. This was the only time I used it. But when I signed up for my new Complete savings account, even though it gave me a new log-in et all, it linked the account to my old account and reset the password and log-in! No wonder I couldn't get in to see it!

The phone rep Julie, although I believe she was in India and not her name, was very nice and walked me through the labyrinth to get it fixed. I do have my Wells Fargo Checking tied back to it and all is well...well sort of. The email address locked to the account is my old email account at an ex-job! When I go to change it, it emails the old no-valid email for me to confirm the change...which I can't since it goes to a dead account! This has been draining to say the least. I will call and fix this last piece, but talk about a lot of work for a little bit extra!

The first update is that Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Money has been Featured again (second time!) in an article on MSN MoneyBlog's Smartspending! This was a great article by Karen that features a quote from our piece on the people walking away from their homes.

Second update is that the RSS Contest is going well. Lots of entrants, but still not so much to blow Your chance to win. I am really looking forward to awarding the first piece!

Last update involves a meme post I made and took down. While I feel that post had the best of intentions, to promote other blogs, it felt like a gray area in the Big G'g TOS. So I pulled the post on my own. I am not out to game any system and even the appearance felt wrong.

It harkens back to a saying I learned from a great teacher one time: "The More you Know, the more you Know you Don't Know!"


The Bright Side said...

Since you took your meme down, I will too. I feel the same way.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know what I didn't know either - in regards to that meme.
Oh well... we're a little wiser from it!
Congrats on the MSN Smart Spending Blog Mention -that is so cool!
Have a terrific day :-)

RacerX said...

@Brightside- I totally feel nothing was done with bad intent, just want to make sure that even the feeling that something wasn't right was enough!

@Dawn - Thanks! It is funny. If I wasn'tlooking at my visitors I would have never known! good reason to look over your visitor info!

Thank you both very much for visiting and being two of my favorite reads!

Fiscal Musings said...

The Etrade thing sounds like quite the ordeal. Hopefully it'll work out eventually.

RacerX said...

Thanks Fiscal...I will work it out, but there is no excuse for bad UI anymore especially from a "bank" their size.

Thanks for visiting!

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