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Author: billyturtle Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 75796  
Subject: Re: 28 and need to max out my 403b Date: 3/10/2003 8:28 PM
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Vanguard is the way to go. Some of the lowest fees in the business. From what I understand Janus got really burned because they were making all of their funds clones of each other. Every fund held Microsoft. Every fund held Lucent etc. Fidelity has some good funds as well. Being 28 I would go with VTSMX or the S&P 500 index fund at Vanguard and hold for the next 30 years.

I highly reccomend looking in on the Morningstar site. http://www.morningstar.com
They have a lot of info on every fund under the sun, but they also have a number of discussion boards with some real heavy hitters in the financial world. look in on the Vanguard Diehards and Investment Basics to start. The Diehards are rather conservative and are really into bonds right now.

Did you find out if you will receive an employer match? Be sure to post your decisions on LBYM. Then update us in a few months. Be aware of the fees and possible surrender charges of your 403(b) plan.

For the time being I've decided to stay away from my school's 403b because of the fees and charges. I'll stick to a Roth and building up my e-fund and $$ for my wedding.

billyturtle
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