Wife recently became eligible for 401k at her work. I could use some help with selections. It appears the available funds were picked by someone who is a firm believer in a manager's ability to consistently beat the market without any regard to expenses. Needless to say, I am not at all impressed with the fund options available (not to mention a 1% funds under management fee). The only redeeming quality of the plan is a 3% match and 7% profit sharing.
Fund Ticker ER
Northern Emerging Markets NOEMX 0.61%
Dodge & Cox International Stock DODFX 0.64%
Dodge & Cox Income DODIX 0.43%
Vanguard Total Bond Index Signal VBTSX 0.10%
Legg Mason Brandywine Global
Opportunities Bond Fund Class IS GOBIX 0.64%
Fidelity Spartan 500 Index FUSVX 0.07%
T Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth PABGX 1.00%
T. Rowe Price Equity Income PRFDX 0.68%
Columbia Mid Cap Index NMPAX 0.20%
Ivy Mid Cap Growth Fund Class I IYMIX 1.05%
JP Morgan Mid Cap Value FLMVX 0.74%
Loomis Sayles Bond Institutional LSBDX 0.63%
T. Rowe Price New Horizons PRNHX 0.81%
Wasatch Small Cap Growth WAAEX 1.24%
Goldman Sachs Small Cap Value GSSIX 1.01%
American Funds EuroPacific R-4 REREX 0.85%
We currently max funding: my 401k (held through Vanguard with access to Institutional Class shares), HSA & Roth IRA (x2 @ Vanguard with Admiral Share Funds).
Planned course of action: Invest her 401k (can't do max funding this year, but ratcheting up) solely in Fidelity Spartan 500 Index (FUSVX) and offset with something like Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund Admiral Shares (VIMAX) in one of the Roth's. It seems the only other viable fund available in her 401k would be the Vanguard Total Bond Signal, so I suppose I could shift all my bond holdings to this account once the balance becomes large enough. However, I'm currently holding bonds in VBTIX with an ER of .07%, so would have to move to the higher ER class.
Thoughts and recommendations are appreciated. Thanks!