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by TinpotInvestor
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Changes to NYS Deferred Compensation Plan
Replies: 95
Views: 12048

Re: Changes to NYS Deferred Compensation Plan

For me, it's not so much the collective investment trusts (CITs), but that they still don't make it easy to invest in a total stock market (TSM) index fund and a total international stock index fund. For TSM, I have to make do by approximating it with the S&P500, mid cap, and small cap index fun...
by TinpotInvestor
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Changes to NYS Deferred Compensation Plan
Replies: 95
Views: 12048

Re: Changes to NYS Deferred Compensation Plan

Looks like the Board will have a public meeting held at the Empire State Plaza on April 25. This could be very convenient for those that work at the Plaza to attend.

https://www.nysdcp.com/iApp/tcm/nysdcp/ ... ce_apr.jsp
by TinpotInvestor
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Changes to NYS Deferred Compensation Plan
Replies: 95
Views: 12048

Re: Changes to NYS Deferred Compensation Plan

I approximate total stock market in the Plan with 84% VIIIX (S&P 500) and 16% VSCPX (small cap index). This results in a Morningstar style box that matches Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSAX). This approximation maps one-to-one with 84% S&P 500 and 16% of the new Blackrock Russell...
by TinpotInvestor
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Changes to NYS Deferred Compensation Plan
Replies: 95
Views: 12048

Re: Changes to NYS Deferred Compensation Plan

It seems interesting that the Plan doesn't make it too easy to invest in a "perfect" total stock market index fund. The Russell 2500 index is not the perfect completion index to the S&P 500. That would be, instead, the S&P Completion Index, or the Russell Small Cap Completeness ind...
by TinpotInvestor
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: One $5,500 IRA purchase on New Year's 2015.
Replies: 3
Views: 931

One $5,500 IRA purchase on New Year's 2015.

In Vanguard, I currently have Automatic Transactions set to "maximized" and "Every two weeks". I am set to maximize my 2014 contributions on 12/31/2014. I am trying to set it so it makes one maximized once a year contribution for the year 2015 on new years day, but the system see...
by TinpotInvestor
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Not contributing the max to the IRA?
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Not contributing the max to the IRA?

Ah ha!, thanks for the replies everyone. "Non-deductible traditional IRA" or "non-deductible contributions to a traditional IRA" are the relevant terms of art for this situation. Now I can further my knowledge by doing an internet search. In her case, the purchase of the traditio...
by TinpotInvestor
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Not contributing the max to the IRA?
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Not contributing the max to the IRA?

I was talking to someone and she said that she does not always contribute the max to her traditional IRA, since over a certain amount, she doesn't get any extra on the tax return according to the tax preparer, and it would be silly to put anymore in that year, since it would be taxed as income if sh...
by TinpotInvestor
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice sought for a trust and a joint account
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Advice sought for a trust and a joint account

Why is the trustee asking for advice? Concerns from the beneficiary? I have some experience looking back on a relatives trust that passed to her adult children. Income was not maximized for the beneficiary (surprisingly) but the trust was "professionally" managed and not sure the benefici...
by TinpotInvestor
Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice sought for a trust and a joint account
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Advice sought for a trust and a joint account

A week has passed by and I gave this matter some more thought. I think the way to approach this in an orderly way is: 1) How do the current investments look? Are they suitable for the objectives? What kinds of risks can show up? 2) Is there a boglehead way to satisfy the objectives? What stock/bond ...
by TinpotInvestor
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice sought for a trust and a joint account
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Advice sought for a trust and a joint account

A trustee has sought my input regarding managing the irrevocable trust and the joint account (JTWROS). The joint account holders are the trustee and the beneficiary. The beneficiary of the trust is a ~50 year old woman that lives in New York City with her mother in a rent stabilized apartment. It sh...