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Subject: Re: What to do? Date: 8/16/2004 2:32 PM
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I think I'd be tempted to add to the retirement accounts unless there are other expenditures that will come up that you could also add to, e.g. a vacation fund, a next car fund, college for kids if applicable...

Any recommendations for a taxable account? Vacations, next car, and college all have different time horizons. I'm comfortable being aggressive in a retirment account since for me, that's 30+ years away; however, with short-term goals like the ones you've mentioned it's tougher to strike the right risk/reward balance. That's why I asked whether I would be better off prepaying my mortgage at 4.5% or paying off the car loan at 3.9%.
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