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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: How to pick funds for 401k

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:34 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1667


Hey, congrats goodsteward!

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: First 401k rollover

 Post subject: Re: First 401k rollover
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:40 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1424


For an investment bank I believe they make requirements to hold all accounts with them so that they can comply with monitoring requirements. That sounds about right. I believe managers were required to periodically review accounts for signs of any "insider information" abuse. Are there an...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: First 401k rollover

 Post subject: Re: First 401k rollover
Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:17 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1424


i'm skeptical an employer can force you to rollover funds from a 401k plan with a previous employer. You may not have meant that, but that is how I read the OP. The previous employer was a wealth management/investment bank, and required all investment accounts to be held with them. I would assume t...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: First 401k rollover

 Post subject: First 401k rollover
Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:51 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1424


I am changing (real, post-college) jobs for the first time next month. I've never done this before, so I'm looking for advice on what to do with my old 401k. > The account has ~$70-75k, vested > This is currently my only investment account > The new employer does not require me to roll it over to th...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: salary negotiation?

 Post subject: Re: salary negotiation?
Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:44 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 5456


There are a few sites like Glassdoor.com which can help you figure out the average range for a position in a company or within a region. Sometimes it can help with these ballpark questions. It's a frustrating system. They won't give you an indication of their range up front, and you can place yourse...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: your thoughts on my finances philosophy

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:04 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 3090


"Working tomorrow for a better today!" I don't think anyone advocates a 100% head-down, work hard, no play and in 40 years make up for lost time approach. You just need to come up with more realistic requirements for future events (marriage? house? kids?) and ultimately, retirement. Give t...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Best practices for rebuilding credit with a secured card?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:30 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 3197


Some places will let you do set up a "two for one" deal. Here's the idea: You apply for a small personal loan ($500 to $1000) with a short payback, like one or two years. You then use those funds to open a secured credit card. If you talk to someone in the loan department they can usually ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Pay off student loans or save/invest

Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:36 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 4929


Do you actually get the 100% tax deduction?

I don't know about where you are, but in my experience, I "make too much money" to be eligible for the deduction, and I make less than you do.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Do I need to "build credit" if I live beneath my means?

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:01 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1219


I agree with everyone above. The simplest way to think of it is from the lenders perspective. Even if you have a huge down payment for a house, and CAN pay your monthly mortgage, there's no proof on file that you WILL. With 4-6 years to go, and the fact that you're responsible with money, you can ea...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Anyone else pay rent with a credit card?

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:32 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1943


I was just checking that out... so how does this work? You load the account with a credit card, send a payment to your landlord through amazon to their amazon pay account, and then they can either spend it or ACH it to their bank? In other words, the recipient needs to also have an account set up, a...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: How much do you live on?

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:24 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 2670


I remember one a few years back that came to the door claiming to be selling for "the scouts." When I asked, "Do you mean the "Boy Scouts?" he said no, it was a club just called "the scouts" -- yeah right. Sounds legit to me. He was "scouting" to see how...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Fixing old mistakes, student neck deep in $100k of debt

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:55 am 

Replies: 217
Views: 727600


Sula Sula Sula..... I was with you. I really was. This whole journal has been such a great read. In fact, I read it in its entirety yesterday. And I was rooting for you, your story so far has been fascinating and inspiring. And then you decided to get a bike in LA. UGH! You guys and your right of wa...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Looking for a Bank Account with Micro savings accounts

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:58 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1729


alliantcreditunion.org

Essentially a Credit Union version of ING. Membership is as simple as a $10 donation to the Orphan Foundation.

They offer multiple savings accts (1.15%APY) and checking (1.10%APY). They include your first order of checks for free and use the AllPoint ATM network (like ING).

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Considering opening a vending business.

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:08 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 3471


"I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential." -Mitch Hedberg I know that didn't add anything valuable to the discussion, but it's all I could think of once ...
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