I Hate Ameritrade

So, I’m doing my taxes. I sold a bunch of stock this year at a loss, as you might expect. Ameritrade dutifully sends out the appropriate form showing the sales, but doesn’t include any information on how much I paid for the stocks originally — information which I need for my tax return. I check their online archives, but they don’t go back far enough to show the original purchase. The only recourse I have there is evidently to shell out $5 a pop for copies of the trade confirmations. Grrr.

Time to go rooting through the last couple years of financial records, trying to find the stupid records that they should have online, or better, have included with the tax form. I think I’ll take my accounts back to eTrade — they’re much better about this sort of thing.