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Roth contributions

Is it better to have monthly investments from a checking or savings account or to contribute the max in one shot? Will you get more earnings if you max your contributions early in the year? Or does it not matter? I have a Vanguard TRF (2055). Its looks like its gone up quite a bit in price since my ...
by jatindrj
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth contributions
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Opening a Roth IRA

Thanks for the replies everyone. I decided to go with Vanguard and the TRF 2055. I am still very new to this and have a couple of questions. I opened my account with $1,000. The next day, it said my account balance went up to $1,004.78 and today it went down to 1,001.87. Is this change added/subtra...
by jatindrj
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:26 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Opening a Roth IRA
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

Re: Opening a Roth IRA

Thanks for the replies everyone. I decided to go with Vanguard and the TRF 2055. I am still very new to this and have a couple of questions. I opened my account with $1,000. The next day, it said my account balance went up to $1,004.78 and today it went down to 1,001.87. Is this change added/subtrac...
by jatindrj
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:52 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Opening a Roth IRA
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

Re: Opening a Roth IRA

Welcome to Bogleheads! I'd say that a Target Retirement Fund 2055 is probably too aggressive for anyone. I started investing at age 25 in a Target Retirement Fund 2030 and would recommend that - it has a nice mix of 80% stocks and 20% bonds (most folks will tell you that it is advisable to have at ...
by jatindrj
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:22 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Opening a Roth IRA
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

Re: Opening a Roth IRA

Welcome to Bogleheads! I'd say that a Target Retirement Fund 2055 is probably too aggressive for anyone. I started investing at age 25 in a Target Retirement Fund 2030 and would recommend that - it has a nice mix of 80% stocks and 20% bonds (most folks will tell you that it is advisable to have at ...
by jatindrj
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:01 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Opening a Roth IRA
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

Opening a Roth IRA

Hi everyone. I am looking to open an IRA account for myself. I have signed up for eTrade and Vanguard (no money has gone into either yet) and I have no idea where to invest or what to do. I was considering the Vanguard Target Retirement 2055 Fund. Is this a good place to start? Some info about me: 2...
by jatindrj
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Opening a Roth IRA
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

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