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What Have YOU Done With Your 401K???

 
TDJ
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What Have YOU Done With Your 401K???
I put mine in the 3 safest mutual funds Vanguard offered. I thought about pulling it out but the penalty was too stiff.
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bugged out.
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bugged out.
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you took the hit?
If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already.

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Re: What Have YOU Done With Your 401K???
I moved all of mine into a money market fund for now.
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bugged out.
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you took the hit?
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and then some.

at least i made a decision...
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Re: What Have YOU Done With Your 401K???
Nothing. Well diversified as always. Ultra-low expense ratios. I earn dividends and interest monthly and quarterly. My money works for me.
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Nothing. Well diversified as always. Ultra-low expense ratios. I earn dividends and interest monthly and quarterly. My money works for me.
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What about fiscal cliff? At a minimum I think the market is going to take a hit when capital gains go up. I may be crazy but I've very seriously considered cashing out and just taking the tax hit.
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Nothing. Well diversified as always. Ultra-low expense ratios. I earn dividends and interest monthly and quarterly. My money works for me.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24545480


What about fiscal cliff? At a minimum I think the market is going to take a hit when capital gains go up. I may be crazy but I've very seriously considered cashing out and just taking the tax hit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27936947


I agree but the tax and the 10% hit would kill me. About 40% with fed and state tax and the 10%.

Last Edited by Founders Fan on 11/18/2012 09:06 PM
If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already.

Bob Marley

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THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809)

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee
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maybe we should pull it and put it in silver and gold and hope the 40% would be made up in the few years left that I wanna work
If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already.

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THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809)

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee
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Didn't I see a thread here about gov confiscating all 401K's? Taxes will only go up, I'd cash it in. Maybe they'll give me part of yours in another year or two.....
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Liquidated equities prior to the election. Some precious metals funds now should people flock there instead of cash and the rest in bonds. The treasury won't default since they can just print to pay to coupon.

Once the fiscal cliff boils over there will be some buying opportunities in preferred shares. Might pay income on the dividends but it's still 40 cents on the dollar I didn't have before.

I expect the bullish run on ag commodities to start 2q next year.
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You will lose it anyways once the nationalize it and it will be too late to pull it...
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The problem is that there is no GOOD option. Every thing is dangerous. Maybe I will take it out and start over in a few months. I think that you have to have it invested and not just in an account
If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already.

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THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809)

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee
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if you cant guard it with your battle rifle, its not yours.
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I only trust what I can hold in my hand. Listen to Ann Barnhardt it will all be worthless, soon....
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Re: What Have YOU Done With Your 401K???
if you cant guard it with your battle rifle, its not yours.
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I only trust what I can hold in my hand. Listen to Ann Barnhardt it will all be worthless, soon....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23011194


you're both right
If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already.

Bob Marley

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THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809)

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I put mine in the 3 safest mutual funds Vanguard offered. I thought about pulling it out but the penalty was too stiff.
 Quoting: TDJ


Our Socialist government may take it soon.
Might be wise to liquidate it and take the hit....buy some gold and silver.

Obama Begins Push to Confiscate IRA’s & 401k’s
[link to www.dailypaul.com]


socoba
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I put mine in the Charlie Sheen fund - cocaine and hookers. Worlds going to end in a month anyway, so might as well party like it...
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I put mine in the Charlie Sheen fund - cocaine and hookers. Worlds going to end in a month anyway, so might as well party like it...
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Re: What Have YOU Done With Your 401K???
The problem is that there is no GOOD option. Every thing is dangerous. Maybe I will take it out and start over in a few months. I think that you have to have it invested and not just in an account
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I wasn't allowed to withdraw mine. I got laid off and put it into mining shares. 401ks are terrible for wealth preservation. No commodities at all. I had to watch gold quadruple while my life savings languished in some 401k?!?!?
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Re: What Have YOU Done With Your 401K???
The problem is that there is no GOOD option. Every thing is dangerous. Maybe I will take it out and start over in a few months. I think that you have to have it invested and not just in an account
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If you think oil and nat gas prices aren't going to go down, take a look at some royalty trusts. They got smashed after O got reelected. Some are paying over 15% yield right now.

As a matter of fact, Friday was the first day that many of them were in the green since election day. As always, do your own DD, I'm just offering opinion.
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Thanks everyone, i will call tomorrow and see what is available. I heard a rumor that you could invest in precious metals but have to confirm that it's not just paper and is real metal.
If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already.

Bob Marley

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THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809)

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee
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Re: What Have YOU Done With Your 401K???
I cashed mine in and took the hit. I'd rather give it to a hooker than let the crooks in DC take a penny of it.

I bought metals and more than made up for the loss. This was a few years ago when I saw it coming. Sold my house too. Got out just in time.
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Re: What Have YOU Done With Your 401K???
Thanks everyone, i will call tomorrow and see what is available. I heard a rumor that you could invest in precious metals but have to confirm that it's not just paper and is real metal.
 Quoting: TDJ



Precious metals on paper is no differnt than your 401k on paper.... if it's on paper you don't own it someone else does...
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I have a defined benefit pension thru the school system, nothing to take out there.

Last year we took about 50% out of my husband's IRA and payed our mortgage down to about 19 thou.

He is a lot older than I am and the tax implications were not as bad as our tax preparer expected - at all.

the other 50% we put in an annuity. A single premium, deferred annuity earning 10 percent per year (not compounded or stacked, just 10% per year) for ten years.

It is an indexed universal life policy in the annuity, with Cincinnati Life.

We got joint and survivor payouts so if one dies, the other one gets the same payout per month no matter what until
they die.

I happen to like annuities - they are like buying a pension.
In an indexed annuity, you participate in the stock market ups to some degree but NEVER lose money if the market is bullish.

Well , paying down the mortgage has caused a lot of comment at our bank - they thought we were nuts - but if we need to move, we would never be underwater. And if we have a lot less income someday soon - so what.
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Thanks everyone, i will call tomorrow and see what is available. I heard a rumor that you could invest in precious metals but have to confirm that it's not just paper and is real metal.
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Unless YOU are physically holding it....that "i own precious metals" certificate from the broker isn't worth a hill of beans.
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Thanks everyone, i will call tomorrow and see what is available. I heard a rumor that you could invest in precious metals but have to confirm that it's not just paper and is real metal.
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Unless YOU are physically holding it....that "i own precious metals" certificate from the broker isn't worth a hill of beans.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


I agree. for precious metals, if I can't carry it around, it is not mine.

See the thread about obamba taking IRAs and 401ks on page one?
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Thanks everyone, i will call tomorrow and see what is available. I heard a rumor that you could invest in precious metals but have to confirm that it's not just paper and is real metal.
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If you can role it into a self directed IRA that might give you greater flexibility, take a look at Central Fund of Canada for investment in gold/silver
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what 401K???
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I put mine in the Charlie Sheen fund - cocaine and hookers. Worlds going to end in a month anyway, so might as well party like it...
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clappa
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Re: What Have YOU Done With Your 401K???
I put mine in the 3 safest mutual funds Vanguard offered. I thought about pulling it out but the penalty was too stiff.
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Our Socialist government may take it soon.
Might be wise to liquidate it and take the hit....buy some gold and silver.

Obama Begins Push to Confiscate IRA’s & 401k’s
[link to www.dailypaul.com]


:socoba:
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