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Subject: Re: 'Uknown' money & what to do Date: 6/3/2004 2:01 AM
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Yeah, but you'd figure that it'd be on their fancy-shmancy online statement. I figured wrong. Digging up 4 years of paperwork aint fun. I suppose I can look at my paychecks for the contribution, but again, 4 years of mail... <P>

This may be a shockingly ignorant question, but why do you want to go through all of that work?

I guarantee you that you can not change the past performance of your investments.

All of what is in there, including the match is yours and you will pay taxes on it all when you take it out. You may want to know your contributions if any of them were after tax, or if you suspect some kind of hanky-panky with the money. Other than that, just don't worry about it too much & devote your energy to putting your money into investments which will give the best returns going forward.

Since you seem to have few choices this should not require much time.

The one thing you should do is go to Amazon & buy The Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein. I do not buy into all of Bernstein's reasoning, especially when it comes to picking indivual stocks, but for mutual funds, he makes a compelling case.


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