2 thoughts on “IRA vs 401k

  1. I must have missed that first post!

    Even though SMIAX has “trememdous” earnings, look carefully at that Morningstar graph. *Every* small-cap index fund has been performing well recently. SMIAX is trailing the index because of it’s relatively big 0.95% expense ratio. (Pink line vs. Red Line)

    Now check out NAESX, with an expense ratio of just 0.23%. The pink and red lines are basically aligned. As always, past performance does not guarantee future results. I recommend setting up a good asset allocation using book like A Random Walk Down Wall Street.

    I agree with the usual advice – 401k up to match, then credit card bills, then Roth IRA up to max, then back to 401k.

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