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<< There is so much to learn and I am so confused
and have other things to do besides sit around and read investment stuff. By the
way, I just put $4,000 into a Roth IRA. It had been sitting in a CD. Good
move? I have been so good at saving money but if it is not going to grow then
what is the point? Thanks for any and all help.>>

COCatFan,

But what could be better than sitting around reading investment stuff? Actually, lots, but check out some of the 13 Steps to Foolishness or other things offered around here and maybe you'll find something interesting.

To answer your questions quickly though, roll your 401k into an IRA and invest it in a low-cost passively managed index fund. They rock.

Also, yes, great thing to get that Roth started. If you're not looking to invest it in individual companies, same thing -- get it into a low-cost index fund. You've got about a 90% chance of doing worse by picking some other type of mutual fund.

Best of luck,

Bill
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