Tag: 401K

Reading Time: 2 minutes That is the S&P 500 index funds. This is similar to Warren Buffett’s recommendation. He actually has more recommendations beyond stocks or bonds. Anyway, I think for most people who are still in the wealth accumulation stage (I think most people before retirement is in this category), low cost stock index funds, plus some low

December 3, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes WSJ ran an interesting article “Retiring Boomers Find 401(k) Plans Fall Short” over the weekend (link here, if not work please google the article to get it). I felt sorry to read this: …Gloria Moss has been contributing to a 401(k) since 1985, when she went back to work after having children. Especially after divorcing,

February 22, 2011

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am looking for a few good reviewers and bloggers for my 1st iPhone app, myNestEgg ~ the retirement calculator. Here are a few basic requirements for the reviewer/blogger: 1) An iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad device with iOS 3.1.2 or above. 2) Has an iPhone app review site or a personal finance blog

September 14, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s 401k enrollment time, because of my recent job change. I have lived life without 401k contribution for several months now, although I tried to keep up with buying mutual fund Scottrade IRA account. But I found this IRA thing is not as easy my good old 401k account. Couple reasons: 1) Automatic payroll deduction

May 21, 2010

Reading Time: < 1 minute How to deal with 401k when leaving a job? Some options: 1) Take it out, with 10% penalty, and potential income tax later on. This is usually not recommended. 2) Rollover to an Rollover IRA; or Rollover to the new employer’s 401k. I did this once: not because of change of job, but because of

February 20, 2010

Reading Time: < 1 minute As millions of American workers saw their 401k became 201k since last year, this 401k thing suddenly becomes a hot topic. CBS 60 minutes did an excellent report on this topic. Watch CBS Videos Online My thoughts

April 19, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute They are all in stock funds. Old 401k (Hewitt): down 11.8% Rollover IRA (Vanguard): down 11.78% New 401k (Vanguard): up 133.97% (this is due to new contribution, I started new 401k in Nov 08, so there is an easy comparison here) Noticed my portfolio balance in Vanguard is about even compared to the end of

April 1, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute New 401k in Vanguard Two weeks into working for new employer, today I am able to make my 401k selections from Vanguard. Sweet! It only took me a few minutes to make my choices: (30%) S&P 500 index fund (VFINX) (30%) Winsor II (VWNFX) (40%) International value (VTRIX) If there is one thing I learned

November 10, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute I printed out the CFA exam admission ticket yesterday, the test will be hold on June 7. Still got to read up the economics (my least favorite topic). So far I have read “financial management and statement analysis”, “quatitive methods”, “equity analysis and portfolio management”, and I’ve almost completed the “Options and derivatives”. Another thing

May 1, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday was a quite amazing day for stock market. The US market (Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq) went up the most in 5 years, after the dear friend of Wall Street (Mr. Ben Bernanke) cut the interest rate by 0.75%. Here are details in the news (Dow 416 points gain, Fed rate cut sends market soaring).

March 19, 2008
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