A little background.......dd started her first "real" job about 18 months ago. Because she works for the county, she pays into PERS. We encouraged her to also invest into a retirement account, and she did start with about 5%. We encouraged her to put in more, but she explained to us why it just ' not possible. We dropped it, as she has to make her own decisions. She loves to travel and goes on a bunch of trips.
Fast forward to today. She met with an adviser from Fidelity at work, who told her it was great she was putting away something, but suggested to her to try for 10-15%. So, she wants to do so. (Of course, when mom and dad say it.....what do they know?? But when someone else suggests it......it's a go!
But that's okay.....I'm thrilled she's being way responsible with her money than I ever imagined)
My question is.
......is there anything I should share with her about Fidelity? I know I put money into a 403b at work, and I picked just about the worst program I could have done....I've made virtually no money in the account. So I want to help her not make the mistake I made.
Also, she was able to buy life insurance for about $4 a month for a 60K policy. She did so and named her brothers as beneficiaries (as they have done for their work policies). In reviewing her check stub, we discovered she is actually being charged $40 per month for a 500K policy! She's going to see if she can change it. Is there any reason she should keep it? I told her not to keep it.