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Thu Jun 26


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progmtl replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:20 PM

Re: Fidelity brokerage link

I have a 401k plan with Fidelity which has the "BrokerageLink" option. In my situation, it allows me to move as much of the money in my 401k account as I want into the BrokerageLink side of the account (still within the 401k) and invest it [more]

Tue Jun 3


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progmtl replied to the FIRE Wannabees board. 9:01 PM

Re: How much?

Fidelity offers this rule of thumb: Save at least eight times your final salary to help increase the odds that you won't outlive your savings during 30 years in retirement.

It's an interesting rule of thumb, but really rather useless [more]

Thu May 22


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progmtl replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:12 PM

Re: What My Financial Adviser Recommends

Here's one person's knee-jerk reaction...

That is a sleazy proposal. A few reasons why this is not good:

1) He talks about a 1-month performance. Really? If he is trying to educate you, he should be emphasizing long term returns and [more]

Thu May 8


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progmtl posted to the Index Funds board. 10:58 AM

Why I Love Index Funds and Vanguard...

...OK, just one reason. I logged into my Vanguard account today and was greeted with this message:

"As of 04/28/2014, the expense ratio on your Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares has changed from 0.06% to [more]

Sun May 4


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progmtl replied to the Parents and Expecting Parents board. 9:19 PM

Re: College Savings

There is a lot of information out there about 529 plans, so do some searching. Here are a few thoughts:

- 529 plans are state-specific. Look up the plan for your state and look into the tax benefits, investment options, fees, etc. See if it [more]

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