Monthly Archives: February 2013

Notes on VGPMX

Although morningstar gives it a Gold rating, I was disappointed to discover (see p. 14 of 2012 annual report) that the # of stocks comprising the fund is only 45. Comapre it to 424 stocks that comprise S&P Precious Metals … Continue reading

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Debugging tips

Breaking into external code: http://www.aaronlerch.com/blog/2007/08/31/tip-set-breakpoints-without-source-code-in-visual-studio-2005/ except that I tried, and it didn’t work. If you don’t see the Unhandled column under Debug->Exceptions, its because Enable Just My Code is unchecked To debug .net code, see this link: http://weblogs.asp.net/rajbk/archive/2010/04/21/setting-up-visual-studio-2010-to-step-into-microsoft-net-source-code.aspx Check Debug->Options … Continue reading

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Tips on disputing errors on your credit report

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i8tPvfZyYtcWYptkEZnnYiycjoTg?docId=4e0257ef527747e99ce3f23271ba55cd Tips on disputing errors on your credit report By By ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer – 44 minutes ago Disputing credit report errors can be complicated and frustratingly slow. But it is also a necessary task for Americans who … Continue reading

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Buying a house in WA: standard NWMLS agreement does not protect buyer when lender fails to perform

To protect yourself, add these clauses: It is agreed between buyer and seller that: If lender is unable to perform by the closing date, this agreement will terminate and earnest money will be refunded to buyer Buyer will be given … Continue reading

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