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I thought as the year winds down, it would be a good time for folks to post what they are doing to plan for their retirement. Not dollars & cents mind you, but what type of accounts or investments and what mix of accounts are you using or thinking about using.

OK, I'll start.

This year I finally got on the ball & opened a Roth personally and a SIMPLE IRA for the office (I'm self-employed). Previously, about 2 years ago, I opened an MSA which is finally building some cash (it takes a while in these). I don't intend to actually use this money for medical expense unless it's a real emergency, but I can without penalty. I still have one mutual fund sitting around which I haven't sold because of capital gains. I did get rid of another. My first investment was a DRIP, which I have had for years, in what was AXF, but is about to be swallowed up by AXA (I'm going to have to pay some tax from that). Finally, my most recent (as in I sent the first check yesterday) is I'm starting to DRIP ENE. There will be annual capital gains from that, but these should be very managable, thus this is set up as a taxable account.
So anyway, that is my start, much of it this year. What are you doing?
Fess up.

Susan
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