timboktoo wrote:2. What should I do differently in the future?
Open a checking account at a local bank.
rec7 wrote:I was thinking 50% Total Market and 50% in a one year CD then rebalance when the CD matures each year.
Yesterdaysnews wrote:Yes but bonds look like a sure loser from here. Fed takeoff in Dec and slowly increasing rates afterwards.
midareff wrote:Call_Me_Op wrote:That's actually not a very high return. It is a CAGR of 5.3%.
Ahhh... less fund fees, less taxes, less inflation and if one has one, less advisory fees. Hard to turn this into a rosy real return.
Crow Hunter wrote:Fat-Tailed Contagion wrote:The free TurboTax Deluxe is a good perk, IMO.
Not for me.
I do my returns by hand (with a calculator) on paper.
YttriumNitrate wrote:My low cost index fund has never called me in the middle of the night due to a clogged toilet...
sting bott wrote:I ask these things cause investing just seems so complicated to the average person.
sting bott wrote:For those who aren't sure and simply can't decide what to do when it comes to investing. Is The Vanguard Balanced Index Fund all one needs?