and completed an overabundance of education requirements.
LOL. Thats how I felt too (at the time).
I'll make my first contributions to my company 401(k), will open a Roth IRA and a normal taxable investment account. With the time I am alloted outside of my work, I plan to study for my CPA exam and learn as much as I can about investing for my future and possible early retirement (still many years away).
Sounds like a great plan. Remember:
1) 401k up to match
2) Roth up to full
3) 401k from match to full
4) taxable investing
If you are new to investing, I'd strongly suggest you head over to Guide to the Vanguard Diehards Forums
and spend some time reading there and reading the books on their reading list.