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Starting a 401(k) in today's market?

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry sperling Nov 11, 2015. 60 Replies

Just looking for some thoughts....Just landed a new job. I'm going on 32, recently bought a house, so not working with a ton of money, and I have $0 retirement savings whatsoever.I want to get…Continue

How to talk to a woman about that thing you never talk to women about?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Sep 30, 2015. 7 Replies

Good Morning All,First, some back story.....I am married for 9 years. I love my wife dearly. We have completely different personalities and philosophies. She's a pain in the ass, but she's MY pain in…Continue

Some job-hunting advice....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael D. Denny Jan 8, 2015. 4 Replies

Good Afternoon All,     As usual, seeking some free advice. First, some background. I have 10+ years experience in retail management. When my second son was born, I took a position managing the…Continue

Is it appropriate for me to attend this viewing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by QuackXP Dec 8, 2014. 11 Replies

Good Morning All,On Friday morning, a young man passed away tragically. He grew up down the street from me. I wasn't EXTREMELY close to him, though we had had a good time or two in my younger years,…Continue

 

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John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Good, because it's down 8.7% today, currently at $308 which is $22 BELOW the OCT 31 price"
Nov 11, 2015
Liam Strain replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"No, please do. "
Nov 11, 2015
John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Does this mean I can't keep slamming bitcoin (down 13% yesterday)?"
Nov 11, 2015
Penelope replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"We're repeating ourselves.  That said, Tax advantage is only one factor, along with level of risk, expected returns, etc.  By all means, don't pay more tax than you have to, but don't make tax avoidance a fetish.  There…"
Nov 11, 2015
Penelope replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Depending on your income, if you have a 401(k) option, none or only some of the $5,500 may be tax-advantaged.  IRAs are tricky if your work offers a 401(k) - and that's your work at any time of the year, so if you're laid off from a…"
Nov 11, 2015
Rick Shelton replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"It looks like Brian has left the building."
Nov 10, 2015
Native Son replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Gentlemen,  From personal experience, I know at least one of Brian R.'s retirement investment recommendations does not play out as well as he implies. That would be foreign exchange equities, had a small 401k position in those for several…"
Nov 10, 2015
John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Speaking of paid shills (or paying shills, or suckers), you don't perchance know or do business with Sergi Mavrodi, do you?"
Nov 10, 2015
Rick Shelton replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Not sure to what 'documented future chaos' you are referring other than tea-leave reading by some advisers.  And that's the difficulty with day-trading, no one has a crystal ball so not so much on getting the future correct.…"
Nov 10, 2015
John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"No, you wrote that on Oct 31st, when BTC was @$330USD. On Nov 4 when you wrote this reply it hit $401.  401-330 = $71, which is not quite half of $150. At the moment I type this it's trading at $355          …"
Nov 10, 2015
Rick Shelton replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Brian, You're not talking a retirement strategy, you're talking an investment strategy, short-term.  If you want to play the markets that's fine, but you shouldn't offer such advice for retirement accounts."
Nov 4, 2015
Rick Shelton replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
""If you don't have the option for a Roth 401k, use a Roth IRA for any contribution beyond the match under $5,500 per person per year.   If you're contributing more than $5,500 per person per year to the 401k, you can't…"
Nov 4, 2015
Rick Shelton replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"One quick question Brian, if the Chinese Central Bank has been purchasing American Stock why did they need to devalue their money?  This is a real question because to me it doesn't make sense unless they sold off the stock recently."
Nov 4, 2015
Rick Shelton replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
""Don't try to micromanage a 401k,..." This is especially true as most 401ks don't have the mobility that simple stocks have.  It often takes several days to move between funds and the market can radically change in that time."
Nov 4, 2015
Rick Shelton replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"As of 2015 the max you can contribute to your 401K was $18,000 and the Max to the IRA was $5,500.  You can contribute to both but the IRA (Roth and traditional) the tax deduction is limited based on income.  For example if married and…"
Nov 4, 2015
Jack Bauer replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Who said only "US Dollar dominated assets"? "Volatility concerns" over BitCoin or the Iraqi Dinar (or whatever other currency speculation nonsense you want to buy into) with either no track record, or a track record of extreme…"
Nov 4, 2015

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At 1:03pm on April 29, 2014, Michael J. K. said…

Hi James liked some of your posts so far.   Hope you are doing well and your family too.   I have a 5 month old grand son and  a 5 year old grand daughter.  I am sure you are a great dad.   I am a wonderful grandpa.  You have a great day.

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Hey there James, welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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Mike Verbickas replied to Mike Verbickas's discussion Upward Mobility
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Carl Monster replied to Mike Verbickas's discussion Upward Mobility
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Mike Verbickas replied to Mike Verbickas's discussion Upward Mobility
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