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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
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
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
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
John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"This isn't the forum for debates, it's the forum for civilized conversation"
Nov 4, 2015
Jack Bauer replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Extreme volatility is not a good thing.  No way I'd touch BitCoin. The idea of retirement investment is long-term steady growth.  Predictability.  Track record.  Not jarring momentary fluctuations ... even if this…"
Nov 4, 2015
Keith Brawner replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Think of it like this: you are getting an 80% return with no risk on this money.  Additionally, you don't have to pay taxes on this return, so its really closer to 115%.  If you can find a better investment, invest in that."
Nov 3, 2015
Carl Monster replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"I see. Same point. Anyone who is actually worried about their nest egg shrinking with the market because they are nearing retirement age needs to make some major asset re-allocation. I have heard people in their late fifties complain, and I think…"
Nov 2, 2015
Native Son replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"The financial market news is geared towards the current fiscal quarter, not the year.  Otherwise, a 401k is planned to accumulate over decades, the market news talks in 24 (or less) hour and three month time frames."
Nov 2, 2015
Native Son replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Nah. "
Nov 2, 2015
Carl Monster replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Start ASAP. Give at least the max. Don't give too much as this is money that's not going to be liquid for you for the majority of your lifetime. Shit happens, you'll also need to build up a liquid emergency fund. Only when you have…"
Nov 2, 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.

At 10:10am on September 14, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey there James, welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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