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Re: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...

Thank you for everybody's responses! The 6.8% loan should definitely be one of my first priority. As far as after tax non-roth 401k contributions...my work does allow that, but I was trying to read more about it and a couple of websites mentioned it didn't make much sense since there are no tax bene...
by bearpaws
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:09 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...
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Re: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...

^Earlier you posted the "asset allocation of my 401k plan" which would have to be the asset allocation of the Target Date fund? Out of sheer curiosity, would posting the Target Date fund"s underlying fund names (and tickers if provided) reveal the company the company name? I suspect ...
by bearpaws
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:55 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...

Thank you for all the advice and input. Regarding my employer's very generous contribution...and I do recognize it is extremely generous, however I am 100% sure they do contribute this much (half of it is already in my account for the year). My best guess of why they do it is that the base compensat...
by bearpaws
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:31 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...

Err... the 0.00% ER funds and the $17,500 full match makes me think OP would benefit from having a discussion with relevant people in his company to clarify a few things as a very first step. I guess I'll check with my employer and confirm, but I'm pretty sure I'm reading it correctly from the Fide...
by bearpaws
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:03 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...
Replies: 23
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Re: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...

Do I read it correctly that your employer is matching your 401k contributions 1:1 up to 17.5k? Where do I sign up?! Woah! I missed that. If that's true, only start paying off your loans after contributing to your 401k. You are receiving an immediate 100% return on you contribution when you employer...
by bearpaws
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...

yup :) it's not even really a match, they just contribute that amount to the 401k as part of the benefit package...
by bearpaws
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...

Thanks optimistic...here are my available funds copied and pasted directly from Fidelity and seems to indicate that some of them are 0%? Is it extremely unusual to be 0%? Are there other fees not indicated perhaps? I will definitely work on paying off the high interest student loans first... Name/In...
by bearpaws
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:32 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...

Thanks for the comments nightowl! My post has been edited...
by bearpaws
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:15 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...

Hi everyone! I'm glad to have found this website with so many people willing to help! I'm completely new to investing and have been trying to learn the Boglehead way of investing, which I would love to follow. Needed a little guidance from here... Emergency fund: 6 months Debt: Credit card - none St...
by bearpaws
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:36 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Brand new to investing! Would like guidance...
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

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