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by thedudeabides
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master Thread for Portland, Oregon
Replies: 141
Views: 45012

Re: Portland, Oregon Meeting?

Hi Alisa, I'm new to the bogelheads here in Portland and was wondering if you could add me to the mailing list too? I'll go ahead and PM my email address if that is cool. Thanks!
by thedudeabides
Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth IRA and Student Loans
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Roth IRA and Student Loans

Questions: 1. I want to open a Roth IRA, and am looking at either Vanguard 500 Index Fund or the 2050 Target Retirement Fund. Any suggestions on my asset allocation/funds? Also, should I keep my TSP or switch to Roth TSP?( Only traditional TSP contributions are matched.) I plan on redeeming shares i...
by thedudeabides
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice on Student Loans & Portfolio
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Advice on Student Loans & Portfolio

@g$$ - After looking into my loans further, especially the 6.125%, there is no way to specifically pay down just the 3.9K loan amount i.e. the amount I would pay would go towards both loans. I think the reason behind this is that the 3.9K loan is unsubsidized and the 15K loan is subsidized. @TSR - T...
by thedudeabides
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice on Student Loans & Portfolio
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Advice on Student Loans & Portfolio

@mojave - I see you're a Big Lebowski fan, too. Cheers to that. Regarding the 15K loan, yes, I do need to start hacking away at that. I'm just wondering if I have enough of a emergency fund, and if I should be trying to max-out my 401k and Roth.Thanks for the sage housing advice. The girlfriend and ...
by thedudeabides
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice on Student Loans & Portfolio
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Advice on Student Loans & Portfolio

Hi all, I’m a newbie and this is my first post, but I’ve absolutely dig the community and advice on this forum! I’m looking for some advice on where I should be allocating my disposable income, an evaluation of my portfolio, and how I should approach saving versus paying back student loans. Emergenc...