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This past weekend plans went off without a hitch, at least on saturday. We enjoyed the Big Flea (noting that people who rip apart old books and matte the pictures in them make a killing!!), made it to Sunflower where much fake meat was consumed, and then arrived in the nick of time to see Der Golem. For those who attended and enjoyed the music, I think John is going to upload the tracks or sell CDs on cafepress, FYI. Sunday was less on target as my classmates bailed on me and I spent 2 hours at the library studying alone.

I've gone ahead and made a LJ feed from my Twitter account so you can be privy to the 140-characters-or-less witticisms or complaints or what have you that I generally send from my phone when I'm trapped. I doubt any of you will add it to your friends list, but there it is!

And now something you guys can help me with: I have an overabundance of furniture (and other things) (but for now, chairs). I am ready to part with two of my kitschier finds which take up a little too much space in our small house. So, if you are interested, please consider taking one or both of these chairs into your home:

1. The Barrel Chair Yes, a chair made from a barrel. Only downside is that it's heavy.



2. The Faux Eames Chair Pretty Self-Explanatory. Lacks footrest. Has a few scratches.



Please, someone, give them a new home.

In band news: Our bassist, my friend from rock camp Olya, is leaving. She is moving to San Fran, and her house sold within a few days of being on the market, so that's not going to delay her. As of December the Jelly Sharks will be looking for a new bassist. Any bassists out there want to be in a band? Anyone want to learn the bass really quick? I am worried I will soon be the only girl in the band.


I am trying to figure out a way to make it so that I will pay bills on time. I need a system that promotes timeliness - I have the online thing going on making it easier, but I seem to get around to it every other month, instead of every month. I am still loath to set up automatic payments for fear of a spiralling miserable overdraft situation, unless someone convinces me otherwise. Maybe I'll try putting a monthly thing on my google calendar? If only I could access that from work. *dark looks* If any of you have bothered to read to this point, how do you ensure that you pay your bills on time?

Finally, I now have 2 401ks I need to roll over into my new 401k and I am discombobulated about how to do this. I should be worried that the Qwest one is going to asplode soon and make me pay taxes... I wonder why it hasn't yet? Has anyone successfully rolled over a 401k? What should I expect in the way of obstacles?

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snidegrrl
Nov. 8th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Noted. I have no idea how to do that either.
pseudotheist
Nov. 8th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Ah! So, all you really need to do is find someone who has an account manager they like, and and get their number. Any account manager worth having will walk you through exactly what you need to do to roll your monies over without paying taxes, and should have no problem walking you through any necessary paperwork. I believe there will be some forms to fill out to create the new account, then you'll have to give the 401K company that account info, so they can transfer the funds to it.

pseudotheist
Nov. 8th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
The important bit being, if the account manager doesn't make the process painless and simple to understand, he's not an account manager worth having; call another one.
serendipity9000
Nov. 8th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
If you don't want to go the account manager route and feel confident about making choices for investing your IRA - consider an option like E*Trade. As an example - this is their 'come rollover your 401k with us' page: https://us.etrade.com/e/t/plan/rollover

Lots of the online self-service investment companies have pages like this... see:
http://rollover.troweprice.com/index.html?phone=4889
http://personal.fidelity.com/products/retirement/rollover/rolloverintro.shtml.cvsr?imm_pid=1&immid=00098&imm_eid=e14985&buf=999999

Anyway.. not recommending any one in particular.. just wanted to show you that they will give you the steps and forms you need to do it. They WANT your money at their institution so they try to make it easy.
pseudotheist
Nov. 8th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
"just wanted to show you that they will give you the steps and forms you need to do it. They WANT your money at their institution so they try to make it easy."
Definitely the point I was trying to make also.
snidegrrl
Nov. 9th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
Awesome guys - this is great advice. Thank you so much.