UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (12) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: cliff666 Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 76882  
Subject: Re: 401(k) allocation Date: 1/8/2004 1:11 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 1
Hopefully I'm not beating a dead topic here, but I am preparing to make my first 401(k)contibutions. I'm 26, earn about 45k (i'm a paralegal, and generally supplement my 35k salary with significant overtime, although it is hard to predict the annual compensation ahead of time.)

First off, congratulations on making a smart move for your future. I wish I had the opportunity you have when I was 26.

As to your allocation: It should be a simple matter to compare the ten-year growth for all the funds you mention. If any of them beat the Total Market Index fund, I would be surprised. If one does, go for it. I personally prefer the Extendex Market Index fund (VEXMX) over the Total market. VEXMX is just the total market, less the S&P500 component, which makes it more volatile.

Good luck!

Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (12) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


The Retire Early Home Page
Discussion on accelerating retirement day.
Foolanthropy 2014!
By working with young, first-time moms, Nurse-Family Partnership is able to truly change lives – for generations to come.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Berkshire Hathaway

Buffett's Biggest Mistake
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.