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Is company stock ever a good idea?

Good Afternoon, The majority of topics I have read show that owning company stock in a 401k plan is a bad idea. I've seen various posters advise it should represent 10% of the portfolio at most. Is there every a time when you would recommend it? My (MegaCorp) company's stock is up 67.53% in the last...
by Samoan Bulldozer
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is company stock ever a good idea?
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: Young, Engaged Couple Looking for Advice

One thing that risk adverse people overlook is the risk of inadequate returns---- the risk that does not allow one to enjoy the fruits of retirement. Hi awval, One thing that I am having a difficult time calculating is how much I will actually need in retirement. As of now, I receive $1689/month fr...
by Samoan Bulldozer
Thu May 09, 2013 11:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Young, Engaged Couple Looking for Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1347

Re: Young, Engaged Couple Looking for Advice

For someone terrified of risk and a huge aversion to risking capital, what is with the 20k car loan? Also, you have nice 401(k), try to max out traditional. And remember what other posters have said, you are not touching the money for decades. If index investing has lost you money over a 30 year ti...
by Samoan Bulldozer
Thu May 09, 2013 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Young, Engaged Couple Looking for Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1347

Re: Young, Engaged Couple Looking for Advice

awval999 wrote:
Grt2bOutdoors wrote:Surprised no one has picked up on your $1K per month traveling budget - where are you going that costs $12K annually?


Not sure if serious.


New Zealand
by Samoan Bulldozer
Thu May 09, 2013 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Young, Engaged Couple Looking for Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1347

Re: Young, Engaged Couple Looking for Advice

mike143 wrote:
Samoan Bulldozer wrote:I currently earn roughly 45k from my employer, my fiance earns 40k, and I earn another 20k in non-taxable disability benefits.

How does that work? My wife can live on disability (CP) but works. Our understanding and her compensation reflects the same. What am I missing?


VA Benefits.
by Samoan Bulldozer
Thu May 09, 2013 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Young, Engaged Couple Looking for Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1347

Young, Engaged Couple Looking for Advice

Hello All, I would appreciate any advice that could be given. Please don't beat me up too bad. :happy My fiance and I are 28 and 25. We are terribly afraid to lose money in the stock market but realize the importance of investing. I currently earn roughly 45k from my employer, my fiance earns 40k, a...
by Samoan Bulldozer
Thu May 09, 2013 11:26 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Young, Engaged Couple Looking for Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1347

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