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It's been a while since I've had contact with the American Funds/Capital Group, and it wasn't on the retail side, but FWIW, it has always been known as a good organization. The funds tend to be very large and run by teams (Mr X gets 13%, Ms Y runs 7%, etc.), but for some reason they tend to make good use of the firm's thorough research. Whether that's continuing today, at high enough levels to earn the fees, I couldn't say.
I've got an Alden Glen Check tweed in the works that is about the same but with even a little larger check. We'll see if my shoulders are broad enough to confuse onlookers about that.
Logical first stops.Finmeresco comes in slightly different weights from Fresco, and is softer and more apparently refined. That doesn't always make for a better-looking jacket, but it's worth knowing. I prefer their lightest weight (3-ply) to the light Fresco, but am not sure how I feel on the 10/12oz comparisons. Only Fresco offers 15oz, which is a thing unto itself.
Tax-free growth is always good. If it goes on long enough, it might outweigh the gift/estate tax losses and account fees. I think the only other way to get that would be a Roth IRA.
If you know you're paying full freight and have the money to do so, you may be better off not opening a 529. Why? If your ultimate goal is to pass on funds to your family and lower estate tax, the 529 basically cuts your ability to do so in half. If you don't use one, you can still use custody accounts or minors' trusts to soak up your annual tax-free gift, and then pay for college yourself--- which is also free of gift tax and further lowers what winds up in your...
Has anyone run across the High Twist/Vintage and the Cool New Wool from Huddersfield Cloth Online? Both look promising.
I believe that Peter is narrower than New Peter. I can fit most P2 shoes, but couldn't even think about the Peter when I visited the shop in Budapest.
I have a pair of 3-piece trees from another maker. While they may be better than the hinged kind for the shoes, they're a real pain in the butt to use. The center part always risks falling out, and then you have 6 pieces to chase around you've dressed. Some makers put a string on them to hold them together, but the whole thing adds complexity to times of the day when I don't want to think real hard.
No specific guidance there, but Smiths has an excellent and underrated-- if tiny-- flannel book. Then there are the usual suspects of Fox, Golden Bale, and Minnis.
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