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Subject: Re: My retirement plan. Any advice welcome. Date: 9/22/2008 11:53 PM
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Welcome to the Fool and thanks for your service!

I'm sure you will get lots of good advice from the boards and from the Fool articles. I think it's a great idea to go with the target retirement 2040 fund (mine are w/Vanguard- just be sure your fees are not too high). I would definitely fully fund the Roth each year.
If it were me, I'd probably wait for the wife to get a job and then put 20% down on a house.
Also, put 3-6 months worth of expenses aside in something cash-like for emergencies.

It looks like you are on the right track. Good luck and stay safe.

Eric
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