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by MP173
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Wiener is discovering Index Fund Advantage?
Replies: 10
Views: 2738

Cant say that I blame you Petrocelli.

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by MP173
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Pay off Mortgage early?
Replies: 45
Views: 11762

Excellent discussion. A couple of years ago while driving (lots of time to think) I decided to ramp up the payments and see how quickly I could pay off the house and the new car. Well, the car got paid off in 18 months and the house will take another 12 months, if I dont sell it first. BTW, I sleep ...
by MP173
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Cost of Capital and Value Stocks
Replies: 9
Views: 1666

Why would value stocks be deemed of higher risk? I would think just the opposite.
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by MP173
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: American Funds -> VG: What to keep, what to cut?
Replies: 28
Views: 6313

Washington Mutual has a current M* rating of 3, not 2.

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by MP173
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Diversity of opinions?
Replies: 52
Views: 13298

I did read the rules and etiquette section after posting. I am one of those guys that never reads the instruction book. Also, thanks for the responce to the HCE on the 401k thread. I took a look at both and neither really addresses my issue. So I guess it is back to the HR dept. Grayfox, I tend to a...
by MP173
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Workforce saving for only 22% of pre-retirement income
Replies: 22
Views: 4205

Adrian:

Could you clarify the statement "high fees that eat up 1/3- 1/2 of the portfolio during a lifetime of work."

I find that hard to believe, but do have an open mind. Am I missing something here?

Thanks,

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by MP173
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Diversity of opinions?
Replies: 52
Views: 13298

Wow.

Too bad he is gone. I found his explanations pretty dead on and educational.

As a new poster, I guess it is important to understand the rules for conduct here.

Alex, perhaps you can point me in the right direction on how to get along.

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by MP173
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Workforce saving for only 22% of pre-retirement income
Replies: 22
Views: 4205

I am pretty fortunate with my employer's 401k. It could be better, no doubt, but overall it has been a very good benefit. I do have an issue with the administrator. They changed over to an insurance company provider and offered mutual funds, but funny thing is the "funds" dont have the NAV's as comm...
by MP173
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Whole life insurance
Replies: 60
Views: 18121

Insurance Guy: I really appreciate your explanation of the WL insurance product. I have a couple of small policies (taken out at ages 2 and 10) and have never really understood them. Investing an hour on this thread has helped. Also, for the record, term life insurance has been an important part of ...
by MP173
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 401k law: Got a bad feeling about this
Replies: 44
Views: 7444

Insurance Guy and others: I have a question on 401k rules. My employer has a 401k program and I maxed out at $15,500 last month. I am 52 and asked about the "catchup provision". After signing necessary paperwork and making arrangements for a contribution above and beyond the $15,500 level I was info...