After 2 years of asking my husband finally got around to trying to move the funds from an old 401k & rolling them over into his current 401k. Unfortunately mistakes were made & instead of simply having the money transferred from one account to another he closed the old account & withdrew all the money. Now it appears we are going to take a tax + 20% penalty hit on the amount. Is there anyway to get the money into his current 401k without losing money? [more inside]
Husband and I have $130k saved up. No mortgage, no pension to speak of. Just been called into the bank for talk about long term plans and am freaking out about what to do. Advice? Do I need to see a financial advisor or are they not a good idea? [more inside]
Need help deciding what to do with my investment finances, including rolling over my prior Co. 401k rollover. I hold 2 401ks, 1 Roth IRA and I'm planning maybe on an index Fund. Details inside! [more inside]
I have been getting started with Vanguard, but spoke with an investment adviser today, and it all just seemed so much easier. I've spent hours trying to figure out what kinds of accounts to open, which offer tax deductions, what kind of investments to make, etc. It seems really tempting to just let someone handle this all for me, but I feel like I've never heard from people who are satisfied doing it that way. Countless articles I have read on the subject always make it sounds like someone is a sucker for paying higher management fees. [more inside]
Help me save my inheritance. [more inside]
How in invest inherited money? [more inside]
Should I try to pay off grad school loans this year (~firstname.lastname@example.org%) or should I invest ? [more inside]
I got a large bonus this year which will probably never be repeated. After taxes, it was 26K. I don't have any immediate needs (no medical issues, etc), and I know next to nothing about investing. Given this economy, what should I do with it? Stocks? Bonds? Saving account? IRA? [more inside]
Due to company error, I have been saddled with a four-figure tax liability, due at the end of the year to HMRC. I received a no-interest loan from my company to cover this liability -- what can I do with it between now and the end of the year to maximize the value of this excess cash? [more inside]
Should I cash out my IRA to significantly reduce my credit card debt? [more inside]
How can I use my money to make even more money? Investments? Stocks? Bonds? Mutual funds? [more inside]
Unexpected inheritance of $100,000 - $150,000 complicated by move from the US to the UK in the next year. My wife and I have never dealt with financial matters beyond credit cards and a moderate paycheck before, who do we talk to in Los Angeles/Southern California to make sure we don't screw this up? [more inside]
I have $1000 to invest and I'd like to do it wisely. One problem: I have never invested any amount of money in anything. Ever. Where should I start? [more inside]
What should we do about my debt versus/plus his savings if we get married and move across the country together?
What should we do about my debt versus/plus his savings if we get married and move across the country together? [more inside]
My 15 year old daughter is in an economics course this semester and loves it. I'm looking for ideas to help her learn even more. I've tried many ways to give her a leg oupon money matters and she's resisted strongly until now. I'm looking for books, clubs, activities, websites, podcasts, movies, methods in practice, you name it (including specific actions I can take) that will help her learn to manage money and get a grasp on investing all while doing the very things she loves so that she sees that money is not the end-all-be-all. What have you or others you know done to help teens learn about money and put those principles into action?
Where is my money doing me, and the world, the most good right now: going into a 401(k), or going into my wallet and getting spent? [more inside]
My New Year's resolution is to develop a grown-up financial plan for myself. What should I be doing in terms of investments? [more inside]
Anybody have experience in investing in virtual world banks/businesses/markets (such as those in SecondLife.com etc)? Do they provide a serious way of making a sensible risk/reward on five or six figure investments? [more inside]
How do I assess the value of an offer I received for an investment I own? [more inside]
Questions about opening a Roth IRA -- particularly, does it matter where I open it? If so, Fidelity vs. Vanguard? [more inside]
How can I wisely invest US$15k? I have an unconventional idea, but could use your advise: buy land in new EU countries. [more inside]
I just got out of college and started my first job and am looking into investing some money and learning what the stock market is all about. What's the best way of going about doing this? [more inside]
What's with these FOREIGN EXCHANGE programs / workshops that I've recently seen advertised in infomercials recently ? Can one really make money doing this ? Do I need a lot of capital ? Have any mefites any experience or insight ?
A question for UK based Mefites... My girlfriend has recently given birth to our first child, and we've received our £250 surestart from the government. I'd like to invest this money sensibly, in an account that pays good interest, allows me to top up whenever I want, and restricts access until my daughter is 18. Does anyone have any experience and recommendations. Thanks in advance
MoneyFilter: Where would a 21 year old college student look for investors willing to help said student get started building wealth? [more inside]
I have recently had a windfall and have come into some money. I'd like to invest this in an ethical and profitable fashion without assuming a huge amount of risk. Unfortunately, I am of the opinion that there's going to be some sort of economic collapse fairly soon. What should I do? [more inside]
I want as many links as can be given for real estate websites. Actually its a little more specific than that. I dont know much about real estate, and its something I would like to know much more about. I dont want any websites that are real estate directories, only websites that have articles about real estate. preferably beginner articles, but thats not necessary. I would also appreciate similar links to articles about other types of investment. Also, any good real estate forums would be helpful. Thanks.
FinancialFilter: Should I sell my DSC mutual funds now or later? [more inside]
I want to open a Roth IRA account. How do I choose the bank? [more inside]
FinancialFilter: let's temporarily assume that Stephen Roach is correct, and the US economy is going to collapse. If I have zero debt, but significant dollar-denominated assets, what's my best strategy for handling my affairs? Should I be bulking up on foreign investments, or would they just be dragged down too? Ideas? I'm not a finance wizard, so when someone says "people with debt will be destroyed" it doesn't mean much to me, since I have no debt and don't understand how things ripple throughout the economy.
I just graduated law school and have received a significant amount of money in graduation gifts. I'd like to "invest" the money in the market but I have no idea how to do that. I'd like to use online investment software that is very intuitive. Any suggestions?
What is the best thing to do with a small amount of money, around $5,000? Savings interest is almost a joke, CDs look attractive or maybe even mutual funds. Preferably the safer the better, as in investing it all in a high-risk mutual fund and losing it would make me cry. I've checked out "Investment FAQ" and it seems as if CDs are the best. I know little about investing but making money doing nothing intrigues me. What would be an expected return on such an investment? Is it even worth locking the money up for something like $10 a month? [more inside]
How do I find a financial advisor? [more inside] [more inside]