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The Mother of All 401k links round up

by retirebyforty on November 7, 2010 · 11 comments

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Everything you ever want to know about 401k and more. Here are some links to help you make all kind of 401k decisions.

This week I wrote a whole series about 401k. Take a look if you haven’t had a chance to see them.

Part 3 – retirebyforty’s 401k, a river of tears. I think this one is the most fun to read.

Part 1 – investing fundamental #5 – The Low Down on 401k This one is long and has a lot of info, kind of dry though.

Part 2 – Traditional VS ROTH 401k. This one was difficult to write, I’m going to need to rewrite this at some point. In the archive.

Contrarian views

Why I am Not A Fan of 401k from Buy Like Buffett

A detail write up against ROTH 401k from The Finance Buff

The Ugly Truth about the 401k
from The retirement Blog.


Help My Journey to Millions rebalance his 401k portfolio

Reasons to contribute to 401k

401k Advice – Stop Passing Up Free Money! at Faithful With A Few

Please Tell Me You Take Advantage of Your 401k at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

My 401k Is Still Under Water So I’m Using Dollar Cost Averaging To Bring It Back Up at Money Reasons

Canadian view point at Invest It Wisely: Saving on Taxes and Growing Your Wealth with the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA)

401k or ROTH IRA

401k or Roth IRA or Roth 401k from Weath Pilgrim

401k Mistakes.

borrow from 401k
Don’t steal from your future from Not Made of Money

Barbara crunch the number and show why borrowing from 401k is a bad idea.

Borrowing from 401k for first time home down payment from Wealth Informatics. Borroing from 401k for a home down payment is probably not a bad option.

Top 5 Biggest Mistakes you’ll make with your 401k. from Saving Money Today

Do You Make These 4 Common 401k Mistakes? from Redeeming Riches

Don’t buy Company stock!
401k Company Match With Stock: Should I Sell? from Ultimate Money Blog

Post 401k Topics
What To Do With Your 401(k) When You Leave Your Job from Free From Broke.

Should you roll your 401k to a Roth 401K? from Wealth Pilgrim. Rolling over to ROTH is a huge topic right now with the 2010 tax advantage expiration.

I Quit My Job — What Should I Do With My 401k?
at Get Rich Slowly


Generation X Finance shows how a balance portfolio can weather a rough market with The Lost Decade of Investing: Was All Really Lost?

A pretty bleak view of 401k from Financial Samurai: View Your 401K Like Social Security And Write It Off

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Barb Friedberg November 7, 2010 at 11:51 am

Joe, First, thank you for including my article about NOT BORROWING FROM YOUR 401K. Second, with a goal of retiring by 40 and your age of 36, your asset allocation is very aggressive. It has a great potential for rapid growth, but I can only assume that if there is a down market that zaps your portfolio in the next 4 years, you will reconsider retiring by 40! (BTW, I think is is a very solid agressive allocation!)


retirebyforty November 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm

If we have another 50% crash, then yes I probably can’t retire. I am planning to slowly reduce risk over the next few years so the portfolio will be more moderate.
I think the only really high risk allocation in my portfolio is the 20% emerging market. The 20% international are mostly invested in DODFX (high % European large cap.) Thanks for commenting.


Invest It Wisely November 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Thanks for the Canadian mention!


Khaleef @ KNS Financial November 7, 2010 at 3:06 pm

This is a great collection of 401 (k) articles! Thanks for including my article about getting the full company match.


Sandy @ yesiamcheap November 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Jeebus, this is an awesome roundup. Including this in a link roundup at the end of the week. This is timely as people start to think about 401K results at the end of the year.


retirebyforty November 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Thanks for writing great posts! I can refer people to this post if they have any 401k questions. :)


Money Reasons November 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Thanks for the mention! Very nice theme to work around, looks like you got some great stories up there!!!


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