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My 401K is doing better now that it's in mutual funds of my own choosing and not my old employers choices.

Employers are notoriously bad at choosing good mutual funds.
They seem to think that bonds paying 2.2% are marvelous vehicles for their stupid employees. Luckily, I had a pretty good employer who offered funds from Fidelity -- among them, International funds, growth funds, and even the ultra-safe money market. I can't remember now, but I think I slapped everything I had into international and cleaned house while some people -- scared of the market -- languished in money markets.

But at least we had a GOOD choice.

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