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Re: Poll: $ monthly contribution to 529/college savings

I opened my kids accounts (18 month old and newborn) with 5K in the Vanguard plan. I contribute about $150 a month to each account. I am also expecting to give my Post 9/11 GI Bill to them so that will be 1.5 years paid for each of them plus whatever the 529 covers.
by deadlymonkey
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll: $ monthly contribution to 529/college savings
Replies: 60
Views: 6172

Roth TSP and mypay

I'm hoping someone here knows the answer to this as I have had no long with personnel office or the mypay help desk. Active duty military can use the regular TSP or Roth TSP. For regular TSP you set a percentage of your gross pay to be deducted and that percentage and total YTD to reflected on your ...
by deadlymonkey
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth TSP and mypay
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: How much a baby costs?

Are you an Amazon Prime member? If not you should be. Besides all the other benefits of Prime Membership, you can be enrolled in Amazon Mom. You get 20% of all baby items, specifically diapers and wipes but lots of other stuff too. You can set up autodelivery which is a lifesaver sometimes, because ...
by deadlymonkey
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much a baby costs?
Replies: 86
Views: 4864

Re: Relax... Even "poor" bogleheads are exceptional

So you are going to post about how others are doing poorly to try to help people feel adequate. If people are feeling inadequate, then they should re-evaluate their lives and fix what is wrong. Adequacy should not come from comparisons to others. IMHO The carrot and the stick, brother. You can beat...
by deadlymonkey
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:33 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relax... Even "poor" bogleheads are exceptional
Replies: 31
Views: 4090

New Year Review

I would like to put my cards on the table at then end of the year so I can see what needs tweaking or changing going into 2014. I am active duty military, O-3, but should promote in 2014. I expect to stay to retirement and a military pension is factored into all my retirement decisions. Emergency fu...
by deadlymonkey
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New Year Review
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Re: What were the little things that led you to index invest

I had started with the TSP right away, but a senior NCO pointed me towards First Command. I sat through the briefing but it all seemed so shady, and the advisor was kind of hot and flirty, so I only invested the minimum with them, way below what they wanted. A few months later I kicked myself and st...
by deadlymonkey
Tue May 21, 2013 11:41 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What were the little things that led you to index investing?
Replies: 60
Views: 3739

Re: Financial Graduation Tips for an 18-Year Old?

Maybe I'm being different than a lot of folks here but here is my take on teaching your 18 year old financial advice. I'm 32 but this is basically what my parents told me and it has worked out pretty well. He can get a credit card with no co-signer. It may only have a 500 dollar limit and charge 21%...
by deadlymonkey
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:16 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Financial Graduation Tips for an 18-Year Old?
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Starting to get more involved in my investing [Military]

A lot of that makes sense. The USSPX is a taxable account. That is not for retirement purposes, it was really just to see if I could get more of a return on the investment than a savings account. In theory I would put my money that I am setting aside for the furture cars in a taxable account like th...
by deadlymonkey
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:52 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Starting to get more involved in my investing [Military]
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Starting to get more involved in my investing [Military]

Hello, A friend who I asked questions to pointed me in the direction of this site and I have been reading extensivly since then. I am 32 and military, wife is 27 and stay at home mom. Emergency funds: I had been saving about 6 months of salary (not expenses) so I have this excessivly covered. I have...
by deadlymonkey
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Starting to get more involved in my investing [Military]
Replies: 4
Views: 443

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