In the vernacular of my teenage granddaughter when she finds that my strategies didn’t quite pan out as expected, “That was a Fail, Grandad“. I have to concur, it was a fail. Not a large one, but a Fail nonetheless. In a recent post, Retire Before Dad railed against DRIP plan fee increases. While generally in agreement with his sentiments, I now have to add a caveat to his view. Yesterday I initiated the process of opening a new DRIP account with AST. All because of the Fail.