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Author: paulfife One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 25247  
Subject: confusing 401k Date: 2/7/2002 11:58 AM
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I am having trouble figuring out a few things with my 401k plan.

First of all, I am unable to figure out the symbols for the funds offered. Some funds have different "classes" (A, B, C, I). I figured I could figure out which was offered by looking at the values of the funds on the same day and finding a match. Unfortunately none of the values are even close!

For example I looked at Aetna Ascent which has 4 classes: ATAAX, AAFBX, AAFCX, and ASCEX. The NAV of all of these as of 2/06/2002 was in the $9.70s. The web site for my 401k, however, lists the unit value as 15.1677! Either NAV does not coorespond to unit value or I am barking up the wrong tree here!

Here is a list of my 401k investment options including the unit value and the YTD return as of 2/06/2002. The three digit number is a fund code - I have no clue what use it is used for.

031 Aetna Ascent VP
15.1677 -3.19%
032 Aetna Crossroads VP
14.8521 -2.33%
027 Aetna Fixed Account - Standard
15.8020
035 Aetna Index Plus Large Cap VP
16.5486 -5.40%
033 Aetna Legacy VP
14.9581 -1.30%
003 Aetna Money Market VP
13.4707
133 Fidelity® VIP Contrafund® Portfolio - Initial Class
20.2189 -3.00%
109 Fidelity® VIP Growth Portfolio - Initial Class
22.9805 -6.14%
119 Janus Aspen Series Aggressive Growth Portfolio - I Shares
15.2545 -12.70%
118 Janus Aspen Series Flexible Income Portfolio - I Shares
11.6247 .70%
123 Janus Aspen Series Worldwide Growth Portfolio - I Shares
22.2338 -8.45%

Being able to figure out what I am looking at will help me determing the next step. Given that I am not receiving any employer matching should I find another place for my money where I will have more options, but no tax deferred investment?

I apologize if this is too long, but I figured I'd err on the side of too much detail rather than too little.

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