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before Vietnam, actual fiscal news

March 4th, 2011 at 08:04 pm

Discovered that one of my Drp stocks did a 2:1 split while I was gone (WEC). Actually, the split got completed my first day back.

I found out because I look at the share prices every couple of days and it was freakishly low. Like, tear my hair what happened low. Nice to know it was a divide by two situation.

I'll be checking the transfer agent to see how they account for it and how they calculate the cost basis, but as for me right now maintaining my spreadsheet, all I'm doing is multiplying the shares I have by 2, and dividing the price I paid by 2.

Also turns out that the dividend increased by a couple of pennies per share also. Good news on that front.

I picked up a copy of Turbo Tax yesterday. My financial moves this year have been pretty boring - no IRA conversions or odd schedules coming from an inheritance. (Unless I find $100 bills on the sidewalk, the IRS doesn't particularly want to know.) This year, bread and butter. I can do bread and butter myself.

Finishing up catching up at work which has been a struggle. I'm still jet lagged and when I wake up I think that I'm not in Seattle but somewhere in Asia. Its been much rougher than Paris. Getting to Hanoi I wasn't particularly jet lagged, or perhaps I was so excited that I didn't care. Could also be the light - Paris is a similar latitude as Seattle, so the day lengths are similar - May/June nice and long. Vietnam, being close to the equator, has a day length close to 12 hrs year round, while Seattle, not so much.

Did make it to the gym and miracle of miracles, I'm under 170, with a 1 lb weight gain. That after 3 full meals/day, hours mostly on the bus or a plane with a bit of walking, and multiple course meals with beer or wine. I thought for sure I'd have put on at least 5 pounds.

Sent sister the $5000 for farmette upkeep. She's back in Milwaukee from the trip. I hope she had a good time - those last few days when the tour ended and we were flying home was especially rough. Incheon airport in Korea with an 11 hour layover was especially hard.

6 Responses to “before Vietnam, actual fiscal news”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good for you on maintaining while away.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    My mind is blown at the fact that Paris and Seattle are the same latitude. Wow.

  3. boomeyers Says:

    Sounds like an exhausting yet awesome trip!! Glad you are back safe and sound!

  4. baselle Says:

    Joan - That is mind-blowing, isn't it? My absolute fave pair like that is Rome and Chicago.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Next time you might try freetaxusa.com. It costs me $10 each year to file.

    Can't wait to read and see more about your trip!

  6. baselle Says:

    Looking forward - Thank you for the tip. I'll check it out - Washington state has no income tax, which meant in previous years that 80% of the free tax sites out there won't help compute your federal tax because they charge for the state tax.

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