Bit of a dilemma this morning. On background, I adopted a while back an “asset spreading” strategy (as always am NOT trying to convince others to follow my approach). Was pleased with recent outcome at Garden, where all went in accord with plan. However:
In the spirit of spreading was left yesterday looking at Connexus. My commitment there would not be as large as at Garden. Of the two deals I think Garden is (was) the better one. Anyway, there I am over at Ken’s site reading all the Connexus comments. Then I happened upon the comments there one Connexus deal back. In a nutshell, too many commenters for my taste think Connexus is unreasonable regarding security. “Obsessed” might be a better word, in particular when time comes to re-claim your money at maturity.
So dilemma I’m confronting is whether to just let Connexus go and await the next 4% deal, or send them some money. For the record, I am not at present a Connexus member.
Pathways? I’ve not ignored that great opportunity. Been working for several days to make contact with the right person, the decision maker there, who can rule on whether a route for me into the credit union even exists. These things can go either way, and even if they open the door it will still remain to me to do the required homework, which can be quite time consuming. Last time I (successfully) did that sort of homework it took me about two months. I noticed yesterday Pathways is in Columbus (home of “the” OSU) so perhaps this time it would not take so long. But no sense doing anything until they rule.