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by drones1616
Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with Wife’s 401k – Seeking Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Help with Wife’s 401k – Seeking Advice

(I am a full time student and my wife works part-time). So this is only temporary while you are completimg school? You are not stuck with these robbery-level fees forever? On the other hand, the match is good. Its free money, I never turn down free money (sadly :( no one has ever offered me free mo...
by drones1616
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help with Wife’s 401k – Seeking Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Help with Wife’s 401k – Seeking Advice

My wife and I are in need of some assistance. We are both young investors and have only ever used Vanguard’s services to handle our investing needs. Consequently, we have grown accustomed to the transparency and low fees. Go Vanguard! Enter wife’s 401k plan, and now I have no idea what to do. Our ma...
by drones1616
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacation without breaking the bank
Replies: 20
Views: 1866

My wife and I are avid snowboarders. Based on our experience (and our friends), a ski trip is probably not a good idea for that week. Not only is that the busiest week of the year for most resorts (which means tons of people on the mountain and lift lines), but it's also the most expensive. Many ski...
by drones1616
Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Detroit Metro Bogleheads Local Chapter Established
Replies: 13
Views: 4093

I live in Kalamazoo and would be interested in getting together with some other folks if there is interest.

--Andrew
by drones1616
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Student Loan Repayment
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Thanks for your advice, David!
by drones1616
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Student Loan Repayment
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Student Loan Repayment

My wife's student loans have just ended their deferment period and are now in repayment. She has approximately $23,000 in total loans; the interests rates vary from 4.25-6.55% depending on the specific loan, but all of them are fixed rates (I calculated the average interest rate to be around 5.6%). ...
by drones1616
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Looking for Investing Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 625

The credit union is Baxter Credit Union. It's based out of the Chicago-land area. From what I understand, it's fairly difficult to become a member. You have to be an employee of one of a certain group of companies, a family member of an employee, or live in that immediate area to join. If I went the...
by drones1616
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Looking for Investing Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Looking for Investing Advice

Hey all, I'm new to this whole investing thing. Thankfully, I stumbled across Bogleheads early on in my investing research. I am hoping you all can give me some wise advice on the following matter: I currently have $6000 which I will need again in about 5-6 years. I would prefer to keep it fairly li...