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Old 07-06-2017, 08:34 PM   #41
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I would think anyone with remedial math and reading comprehension skills could easily see the benefits of low cost, no load, index mutual fund investing. It sure as heck ain't rocket science and sometimes people just get hung up on analysis paralysis. IMHO it is truly a no brainer.
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I would think anyone with remedial math and reading comprehension skills could easily see the benefits of low cost, no load, index mutual fund investing. It sure as heck ain't rocket science and sometimes people just get hung up on analysis paralysis. IMHO it is truly a no brainer.
I think I understand the problem. In every other important area of our life when we face a seemingly complex issue with many choices (medical care, legal problems, big structural problems with a home, etc) it is worth seeking professional advice, and paying for it. With investing, it is natural for a new investor (or even an experienced one) to believe that folks who have special training, special tools, and the ability to dedicate their entire day to the pursuit can find the better stocks. And the advertising from Wall St makes the whole thing seem very daunting and complex. Especially if you are a person who seeks the "best buy" when you spend money, it take a deliberate, conscious effort to accept that buying the market is the best approach most of us can take (after considering costs and risk). Luckily, that approach is now easily available and, for most of us, if we start early enough and stick to the course, it is good enough to get the job done.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:50 PM   #44
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I am reading the Boglehead book, and it says in a nutshell, you can do all your investing in just index funds and do just fine. I'm planning to move my IRA back to Vanguard. Just put it all in index funds? Seems kind of risky to me.



I've also read that you should diversify and it's not wise to put all your eggs in one basket.


I have read several of Bogle's books as well. Also check out some of the posts on the Bogleheads web site. Taylor Larimore and Mel Lindauer have several posts on the topic. One post in particular by Taylor Larimore addresses the 3-fund portfolio in great detail...
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:20 PM   #45
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I suggest you look at the website www.savingforcollege.com. It list the latest 529 plan performance as well as a comprehensive overview of thousands of portfolios.
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I suggest you look at the website www.savingforcollege.com. It list the latest 529 plan performance as well as a comprehensive overview of thousands of portfolios.
The OP (Investornew) appears to have left the building about a week ago. . . . maybe a duel at 20 paces with the EJ advisor didn't go well.
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