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by interplanetjanet
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help a late(ish) starter with some 401k funds?
Replies: 25
Views: 3441

Thanks a lot for the reassurance. I founded a dot-com company in the late '90s, rode the wave of venture capital...and watched as everything I'd worked nonstop for crashed into the ground (along with the market) three years later. Eventually I did a chapter 7 BK and for years after I couldn't even t...
by interplanetjanet
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: prorata on IRA roll-in to 401k?
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Is her current 401k a Roth 401k or traditional? From what I know, the prorata rule applies to Roth IRA conversions - but per the tax code, a traditional 401k can only accept pretax funds for rollovers. I know I've seen a better explanation out there, this issue has come up during many discussions of...
by interplanetjanet
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help a late(ish) starter with some 401k funds?
Replies: 25
Views: 3441

After checking with my 401k provider again, it turns out that the following funds are also available to me: American Funds Capital World G/I R4 / RWIEX / 0.83% / 12b-1 0.25% American Funds EuroPacific Gr R4 / REREX / 0.86% / 12b-1 0.25% American Funds Growth Fund of Amer / RGAEX / 0.68% / 12b-1 0.25...
by interplanetjanet
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help a late(ish) starter with some 401k funds?
Replies: 25
Views: 3441

Janet, Welcome to (some place I can't put anything that looks like a link)! Thanks for the time and effort you've put forth in your post - it's really well-detailed and coherent. Thanks! I tried to collect my thoughts beforehand, which had some positive effects all its own. Just writing these thing...
by interplanetjanet
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help a late(ish) starter with some 401k funds?
Replies: 25
Views: 3441

Help a late(ish) starter with some 401k funds?

Hi all, This is nominally a quest for fund advice - I find myself confused by some of my 401(k) offerings. I'm also welcoming any advice at all (or even just a "hang in there, it'll be all right!"). I think I have pretty good money sense to start, but a lot of the aspects of investing for retirement...