Quick hits on my financial week:
- I finally invested my 2006 Roth IRA. I decided that I would go with a foreign markets ETF (ticker symbol EFA). While I was in the account, I realized that I had some old holdings like Palm, Checkpoint software, and AMD. I had them long enough and the growth that I had expected was built into stock. I sold those holdings and bought Vanguard’s Healthcare shares (symbol VHT). Now I’m 30% invested in VB (small cap) and VTI (total market) each. I have 20% in EFA (international), XLK (technology), and VHT (healthcare).Â Update: So the match doesn’t seem to add up there.Â The final three that I said were 20% were probably closer to 13%.Â That’s what I get for estimating from a chart.
- I have 5 Prosper loans pending approval. A couple of people who were late on payments caught up. One person even paid off the entire loan.
- With Energi Gal away on business this week, I took advantage of my work’s free lunch and dinner. Obviously, I would prefer her to be around, but there is at least a minor financial silver lining as our meals get paid for during trips.