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Re: Investment timing strategies for 401(k) -> IRA rollovers

If you are already in stocks and bonds now, I think it would be unwise to go to cash (other than just the time it takes to transfer) and then "get back in". This is exactly the problem. Fidelity manages the existing 401(k) that I am closing out, and I understand they will cut me a hard co...
by DaleM
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investment timing strategies for 401(k) -> IRA rollovers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Investment timing strategies for 401(k) -> IRA rollovers

This is great info. Especially thankful to "damjam" for referencing these articles. As a normal guy who's spent most of his career doing regular payroll contributions to the 401(k), that dollar cost averaging approach is all that I am used to (since it was my only option; there were no lum...
by DaleM
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:39 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investment timing strategies for 401(k) -> IRA rollovers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Investment timing strategies for 401(k) -> IRA rollovers?

I am about to rollover my 401(k) to an IRA. I know my target asset allocation and it will all be in Vanguard ETFs, but the only question is how to get there. Since this is a sizable chunk to move at one time, I am looking for some advice. I see three options: 1. Just invest it all immediately when i...
by DaleM
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investment timing strategies for 401(k) -> IRA rollovers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Question about VTI and International

Everyone -- thanks for the very helpful advice, especially nisiprius with the Vanguard web site tutorial. I've relied on finance.yahoo.com for most of my info in the past (why? not sure.) and it doesn't have the drill down capabilities. Since nisiprius gave me a little quiz, here are some answers: 1...
by DaleM
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Question about VTI and International
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Question about VTI and International

I am considering using Vanguard's ETI as my primary (only?) vehicle for stock investments. It's diversification and extremely low cost are very attractive. Question: Do I get an international exposure with VTI? If not, what would be a comparable international ETF to VTI (very broad based, including ...
by DaleM
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Question about VTI and International
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Do I need a Third Party Administrator for an Individual 401k

I am a sole proprietor with myself as the only employee. I have spoken to two investment companies that provide the Individual 401(k). One company says I need a separate company to be a Third Party Administrator to handle all the compliance for for the plan, which I understand is mainly filling out ...
by DaleM
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Do I need a Third Party Administrator for an Individual 401k
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Early Retirement, Self-Employment IRAs and what about TDAmer

I am taking early retirement in the next couple of months and starting my own business. I was leaning towards rolling over my 401(k) to TDAmeritrade (since I already have accounts with them) and buying their no-commission Vanguard ETFs and then using them to set up some type of self-employment IRA. ...
by DaleM
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:49 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Early Retirement, Self-Employment IRAs and what about TDAmer
Replies: 3
Views: 348

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