Do you know what investments are in your IRA or 401K ?

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    Do you choose your investments in a 401K or does someone advise you? Do you understand the mutual funds in it? Are your choices restricted?

    Many 401K's have terrible mutual fund choices as well as those made only for a 401Ks.

    One should look into Roth IRA's and plain IRA's.

    A person with average intelligence who does good research can put together a good portfolio.

    Places to learn from: U.S. Fund Rankings - Bloomberg
    MarketWatch - Stock Market Quotes, Business News, Financial News
    Top Mutual Funds - SmartMoney.com
    Mutual Funds - CNNMoney
    and morningstar.com my favorite
     
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    Haven't the faintest
     
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    Republicans want to end the minimum wage. End health care paid by companies. For a while, they wanted 401k money to be invested in the stock market. Listen to them and they will do to you what they did to the economy and Enron and the Leyman Brothers.

    And listening to the Republican base talk about what to do with what they don't have is a "hoot".
     
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    Granny got a lot of Blackwater...

    ... an' Halliburton in hers...

    ... w/ a lil' bit o' Chinese rickshaw stock...

    ... just in case.
    :eusa_shifty:
     
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    What in the world does the OP have to do with politics, minimum wage, health or Republican policies? Did you even read it, or just responding on autopilot?
     
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    I was never really a big fan of IRA's simply because you pay a penalty when you access your money. I buy T bonds.
     
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    Only if you pull it out before you're 59 1/2.
     
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    Most people do.
     
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    It's an Individual RETIREMENT Account.

    Operative word there is RETIREMENT.
     
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    Ah, n00bs!

    Let me enlighten you. This is known as "rdeaning."
     

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