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Old 12-02-2015, 06:49 AM   #1
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A gift basket!

I was just pleasantly surprised. During a conversation I had late last week with my Vanguard Flagship rep, I mentioned that I had officially retired the previous week.

Yesterday, I received a lovely gift basket from giftbaskets.com with fruit, chocolates, nuts, gourmet popcorn, and cookies. The note that accompanied the basket was from that Vanguard rep congratulating me on my retirement.

A very pleasant surprise!
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:52 AM   #2
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Now we know what Vanguard is doing with the money they are saving by no longer giving away TurboTax free...
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Oh sure. Now let's see if you get sent a yearly birthday card like Edward Jones does.
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Congrats on your retirement. Nice to be acknowledged for your success.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:08 AM   #5
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When DW retired, our Schwab rep sent a her gift basket, too.

FYI, Schwab sends two bottles of wine along with the snacks. I guess I'll keep them at least until I retire. (We also have Vanguard and Fidelity.)
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Now we know what Vanguard is doing with the money they are saving by no longer giving away TurboTax free...
I was thinking the exact same thing.
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I was just pleasantly surprised. During a conversation I had late last week with my Vanguard Flagship rep, I mentioned that I had officially retired the previous week.

Yesterday, I received a lovely gift basket from giftbaskets.com with fruit, chocolates, nuts, gourmet popcorn, and cookies. The note that accompanied the basket was from that Vanguard rep congratulating me on my retirement.

A very pleasant surprise!
It does seem there are tiny hints of Vanguard slipping over to the dark side......
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