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Tue Sep 9

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progmtl replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:21 PM

Re: One hell of an update

Well you made it rather difficult to rec your post since I had to scroll WAYYYYY over to the right to do so, but I rec'd it anyway.

Great job!

With this kind of momentum it shouldn't be too long until you are debt free. And then the [more]

Fri Sep 5

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progmtl replied to the Retired Fools board. 5:58 PM

Re: 401 K vs Private Retirement Plan

How about a well designed personal finance class that will remove the lottery effect of having been born into a family that understands investing and providing for one's retirement.

That would probably help only a small percentage of [more]

Wed Sep 3

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progmtl replied to the Retirement Investing board. 2:11 PM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

True, as far as it goes. Which is that in either case you invest in the exact same things which have the exact same expenses. (We were lucky, Motorola had a non-public S&P500 index fund in the 401k which had an E/R of 0.03% -- in the days when [more]

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progmtl replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:32 PM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

Draggon:
I thought I was doing the right thing by plunking the max into my and my wife's 401k's, maxing out the Roth's and contributing what's left to a taxable account. However, here and other venues I've begun to see a lot more of the [more]

Thu Aug 28

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progmtl replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:11 PM

Re: Debtor vs Creditor

SP:
If people realized how profoundly choosing debt was likely to affect their lives, you'd think more people would choose to avoid it.

Minxie
That is a very astute observation, SP, and it seems like it should be common [more]

Mon Aug 4

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progmtl replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:54 PM

Re: What is a good rate of return for IRA?

When evaluating my portfolio manager, I don't expect him to do better than the indexes,...

[IP] I sure do.


No kidding, why the heck wouldn't you expect performance above and beyond the representative index if you're paying [more]

Thu Jul 31

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progmtl posted to the Insurance - Life, Car, Home,etc. board. 1:20 PM

Insurance and Contractors

I am wondering about insurance coverage for a handyman-type contractor who is not a representative of a company and who (I don't think) has "contractor insurance" or "business insurance" or whatever it would be [more]

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]

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]

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