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Been pretty pleased with the progress of the TSP (military 401(k) equivalent, offered to us for about 2 years now) as it's another forced savings mechanism and accounts for about 25% of my investments now. I'm going with the S&P 500 index fund, though it also offers a government bond fund, a Wiltshire type index, an international fund, and one other I can't recall. I'm considering reallocating, as we can allocate percentage wise across the funds in any manner we choose. For now I'm 100% S&P 500.

I find it amusing that Berkshire's Class B shares, at $3057 as of yesterday's closing, now cannot be bought in an IRA, unless you have some money floating in there from a previous year or from dividends! Perhaps Mr. Buffet will let us lowly run-of-the-mill folks have a Class C share, or split the Class B shares, but I put my likelihood of having Tyra Banks show up to give me a massage as slightly higher.

Just wanted to say this is a fine board and the contributions are reasonable and topical. The Retire Early Home Page is a complete mess. I took it off my favorites list when over half the screen was greyed out from "ignored thread." It has a lot of good information - sort the posts according to recs and there is a considerable amount of fine analysis on there. Currently it's unreadable and I haven't the patience or the inclination. Keep up the good work here and may we all retire sooner than later! (11.4 years to go in my plan but who is counting)

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