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spoco79
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New to Investing, New to BH

Post by spoco79 » Tue May 03, 2016 9:09 am

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RadAudit
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Re: New to Investing, New to BH

Post by RadAudit » Tue May 03, 2016 10:43 am

Welcome to the forum

Start here. https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Getting_started Watch the videos. Read the linked articles. Read a few of the recommended books.

Additionally, the first post on this thread - with it's linked articles and quotes - is very informative.viewtopic.php?t=88005 Finally, another view of the same topic https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Three-fund_portfolio

In the opinion of many on this form, you don't need either (any) advisor - especially high cost (1%+) ones. You can get very close to market returns by investing in index funds.

Please return with any specific portfolio questions you may have. It may help to use this format. viewtopic.php?t=6212

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kenner
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Re: New to Investing, New to BH

Post by kenner » Tue May 03, 2016 11:19 am

Spoco79,

My daughter is about your same age and here's the advice I have given her:

You will receive definitive, professional investment advice by utilizing Vanguard Personal Advisor Service,

OR following the advice that is freely provided by the members of this forum, which is essentially the same investment advice as VPAS without the hand-holding provided by live telephonic and video conferencing with a VPAS Certified Financial Planner (the top of the financial advisor world).

The recommended format for information needed by our forum members to assist you is found here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6212

The link to VPAS is:

https://investor.vanguard.com/financial ... ial-advice

Both options provide superior investment advice.

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Re: New to Investing, New to BH

Post by niceguy7376 » Wed May 04, 2016 12:42 pm

spoco79 wrote:I work for an organization that will pay college tuition at any private university in the country, up to $34,000/year.


OP,
Welcome to the forum. I would love to work for your company.

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Toons
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Re: New to Investing, New to BH

Post by Toons » Wed May 04, 2016 1:03 pm

Check out 1 fund.
Vanguard Balanced Index Fund. :happy

https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/ ... IntExt=INT
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spoco79
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Re: New to Investing, New to BH

Post by spoco79 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:52 pm

niceguy7376 wrote:
spoco79 wrote:I work for an organization that will pay college tuition at any private university in the country, up to $34,000/year.


OP,
Welcome to the forum. I would love to work for your company.


It certainly is a nice benefit. My boss currently has two kids in college at $40k/year schools. It's pretty simple how it works. Tuition is waived but you can't get any other scholarships. Room, board and books are on the parents.

www.tuitionexchange.org

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