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Author: CABob Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 25314  
Subject: Re: 401k investment options Date: 6/6/2013 3:07 PM
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I think you have appropriately identified the considerations. An ER of .55% is high for a target date fund, but, not unreasonable for a 401k offering. If it were me I would probably go with the individual index funds especially if the ERs were about .07%. As far as the overlap between the the US equity funds I don't think it is a big deal. You could accept the overlap or put it all into the 1000 index. I doubt that the performance difference over the next 30 years will really be that significant and it is impossible to predict which would do better.
For example, see a chart comparing Vanguards 500 fund with the total stock market fund.
http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=VFINX+Interactive#symbol=...
You should keep an eye on the performance to see it the funds do a good job of tracking the index.

Bob
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