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My 401k match

The company I work for offers a 401k match of $0.40 for every $1.00 I put in up to 15% of my salary. Is this good? How does it compare?
by lippjam
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: My 401k match
Replies: 24
Views: 1410

Re: Less Obvious Travel Spots

Puljo, Finland (and the whole Lapalnd area) Amazing in the summer time. More reindeer than people: 100 to 1

Anywhere in the Highlands of Scotland in the early winter (Nov or Dec)
by lippjam
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:48 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: .....
Replies: 64
Views: 5112

Re: New 401k Line-up

Ecuyler:

What company are you going to have run your new 401k?
by lippjam
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: New 401k Line-up
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Current Mortgage rates

I am looking at buying a new house. loan amount: $400k Looking to see what rates and terms others have been quoted recently. I was just quoted 4.25% for a 30yr fixed rate on a $400k load. Getting a lender credit of $7440. The lender credit will cover all closing costs and will still have another $29...
by lippjam
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Current Mortgage rates
Replies: 1
Views: 404

I Bonds v. EE Bonds

If I am going to invest my $10,000 in one of these products this year, what is a better investment: I bonds or EE bonds?
by lippjam
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:41 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I Bonds v. EE Bonds
Replies: 21
Views: 1442

Social Security Survivor Benefits for Ex-Wife

Hi. I need some advise for my mom. She will be 62 yrs old in June. Her ex-husband (he was 64 or 65 yrs old) who she was married to for 10+ years just recently passed away. What SS benefits is my mom entitled to?
by lippjam
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Social Security Survivor Benefits for Ex-Wife
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Can I contribute to Roth IRA for 2012?

Our MAGI is aprox. $270,000 for 2012 Married I am covered by a 401K at work. My wife is not and her wages were only $3000 Can we contribute for a Roth IRA for 2012? My guess is no. Are there any options other options for is on the IRA front. (I already have a Rollover IRA from a previous job at VG w...
by lippjam
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can I contribute to Roth IRA for 2012?
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Texas Pete
by lippjam
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?
Replies: 84
Views: 3471

Re: HELP Please Trying to Setup Investments

We also have saved over the years for our kids college currently $36,329 and we want to get this invested somehow with keeping in mind that we will need to use this money in about 11 years. (I do know for a fact that the colleges my kids will more than likely will go to do not qualify for us to use...
by lippjam
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help. Please Trying to Setup Investments
Replies: 35
Views: 2632

Re: TIPS: Inflation protection still has risks.

So does the VG TIPS fund still belong in a long term portfolio? 15-20 years
What is the short term downside? 1-3 years
by lippjam
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS: Inflation protection still has risks.
Replies: 42
Views: 4215

TIPS - article

What are your views on TIPS ?
Article from vanguard: https://www.vanguard.com/us/insights/ar ... Channel=AN
by lippjam
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS - article
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: So I just inherited $15,000...

Close all your credit card accounts....
by lippjam
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: So I just inherited $15,000...
Replies: 27
Views: 3777

Re: Which insurance company to go with?

Go with Amica. Great rates and service. They can get it all done for you!
by lippjam
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which insurance company to go with?
Replies: 19
Views: 1570

Re: Warm places abroad to go to for Christmas week?

Florida Keys. Feels like you are abroad but still in the good old USA.
by lippjam
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warm places abroad to go to for Christmas week?
Replies: 25
Views: 1718

Re: Car advice needed!

Follow up: we bought a 2012 Honda Civic EX-L. Thanks for all the help.
by lippjam
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car advice needed!
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Portfolio placement question

I have enough money to cover the AA % I want in either my Roth IRA or TIRA accounts for these funds: Vanguard REIT (VGSLX) Vanguard TBM (VBTLX) Vanguard TIPS (VIPSX) Where is the best placement for each of these fund in either my Roth IRA or TIRA accounts? All 3 funds will be in my portfolio. **I di...
by lippjam
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio placement question
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Most underrated band of all time [that you listen to]?

Fine Young Cannibals
Crash Test Dummies
by lippjam
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Most underrated band of all time [that you listen to]?
Replies: 342
Views: 13170

Thoughts on QQQ

Hello all. What is everybody’s opinion of the QQQ eft? Where do you think it belongs in a portfolio? Taxable account or Tax-advantage account?

Thanks,
James
by lippjam
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:40 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Thoughts on QQQ
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Car advice needed!

Hello all. I am new to this board but have been reading it for a few months. I love all the advise and now i need your help. Last week my wife drove her car ( 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ C230 SPORT) into the flooding water on our street and the car stalled out. Water flowed into the car up to the seats. We g...
by lippjam
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car advice needed!
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

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