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Re: How exactly do index funds compound?

Thanks to all for your replies! The feedback has been very helpful. I am realizing there is a quite bit more that goes on behind the scenes rather than just simple compounding interest. I still don't think I have a firm grasp on it, but this has been enough to convince my main questions and I'll rea...
by rdlaner
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:54 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How exactly do index funds compound?
Replies: 12
Views: 2007

How exactly do index funds compound?

I've started re-reading my 'Boglehead's Guide to Investing' (which has been immensely helpful, by the way) and the first portion strongly conveys the power of compounding interest. It also very strongly advocates for the use of index funds, especially those that induce lesser taxes (few capital gain...
by rdlaner
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:24 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How exactly do index funds compound?
Replies: 12
Views: 2007

Re: Beginner Asset Allocation Questions

Thanks for all the help everybody. One last question that I need clarified. I'm about to open a Roth IRA as suggested, with the intent of withdrawing the money for a house downpayment. My timeline for buying a house is 3-5 years. I understand I can withdraw up to $10k of earnings as long as i've hel...
by rdlaner
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Beginner Asset Allocation Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Re: Beginner Asset Allocation Questions

Thanks xram, Twins Fan, and Taylor. I think all your advice resounds very well with me. I think I will adopt a mixed approach with the $15k: pay down some of the high interest student loans, throw a little into the emergency fund, and then put the rest into a Roth IRA. Taylor, since you suggested op...
by rdlaner
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Beginner Asset Allocation Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Re: Beginner Asset Allocation Questions

To answer some of the questions that have arisen: 1. Figure out how much you need in cash for your emergency fund and start saving towards that goal. Keep it in something safe like a money market at your local credit union or maybe an online bank like Ally Bank or something similar. http://www.bogle...
by rdlaner
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:56 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Beginner Asset Allocation Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Beginner Asset Allocation Questions

I'm new to the Boglehead forum, but have been reading many posts for the past few weeks after finishing the "Boglehead's Guide to Investing." It has been very enlightening and as a result, I have a few beginner questions I was hoping to get help with. First off, I just started taking advan...
by rdlaner
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:37 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Beginner Asset Allocation Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

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