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401K Roll Over

March 13, 2014 Comments off

I completed rolling over my 401K today and instantly lost money. Today was bad all around for the stock market. I was hoping to catch a down turn in the market during the transition so I could buy more shares of my chosen targeted mutual fund then I sold. I missed the a major down turn by about 4 days, then it sprang up higher than I sold for. It has been going down since and I bought in for about what I sold for, but the trend continued and it closed at -1.22%.

But I am not a day trader so this doesn’t bother me too much. The fun is up about 13% since the 2008 crisis. I’ve been investing in the fund for 5 years it has done well compared to the the S&P 500. I’m confident in the management over the long run to make the correct adjustments.

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Taking a Mulligan

March 4, 2014 Comments off

Golfer with golf bag

From my first experience with FifteenMinutesOfFiction.com . I don’t label myself a writer, I just enjoy creating new things regardless of the medium.

In golf there is an unwritten rule called a Mulligan that allows you, one time only per round, to re-hit a badly hit ball. There are so many choices in my past that make me think “What if I could do that over?”. I think this is a sentiment we all share and the choice that stands out the most changes as time passes. I guess it’s more about what matters most at the moment. I believe this is a good thing for me, that I haven’t made too many major mistakes as to make one moment in time sticks out as something I really wish I could change. Maybe it’s a bad thing, I just don’t realize how severe or detrimental some of my choices have been. Or maybe deep down I just know the truth, what I think would come of making any changes to my past are just fantasy. However, most recently one previous decision or lack of one from my past keeps crossing my mind as something I wish I could change.

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Categories: Meanderings