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pudknocker

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Anyone already withdrawn their funds to somewhere else? I've narrowed down my choices to TD Ameritrade or Fidelity (I think). Any advice?
 

Fozzie Bear

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I've spoken to Fidelity and Schwab, awaiting one of their specialists to call me back to discuss various options. What did you like about TD Ameritrade ? I have not spoken with them yet.
 

pudknocker

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I like the idea of being able to physically go to TD since they're all over here in Florida. But I've since learned that TD is being merged with Schwab, so when you hear back from them, you may want to ask them about it. Given our experiences here I'm leary about that merger, so I'm not going with them. It's looking like Fidelity for me.
 

anonymous

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I recommend Vangaurd. Why? Fees. They are the Southwest Airlines of investing. Super efficient and well designed to get you there. Buy a general fund like VTSAX Vanguard Total Stock Market Index (Admiral Shares). Admiral shares are just a lower fee level. Currently the expense ratio is 0.04%. Vanguard is privately owned by the funds it manages so it is self-directed by the fund owners (you). All the other big investment firms are publicly owned so they are trying to deliver value to their shareholders hence higher fees. I started investing with Vanguard in 2004 just before I got to XJT and I am just reaching a point of financial independence. Read Jack Bogle's little red book of common sense investing or A random walk down Wall street both changed my life.
 

Nomad

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If you like free international ATM Withdrawals, then you will like Charles Schwab. Plus, you get free trades. I have my IRA, Checking & Taxable Brokerage there as well.
As for Vanguard, where I have my Speculating IRA, good luck trying to get those B*stards on the phone & I don't appreciate them restricting some of the ETF's that I'm allowed to purchase. Schwab, on the other hand, lets me purchase any securities I d*mn well please.
 

Zero-G

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I agree with Nomad. however... I wouldn't plan on withdrawing anything though until retirement (if the Dems haven't figured out how to steal from our 401Ks in the next 3yrs or so).
 

Longhaul99$

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I transferred back to T Rowe Price in a rollover to an IRA. TRP has good performance in their funds and expense is low. Customer services has always been exceptional.
Anyone already withdrawn their funds to somewhere else? I've narrowed down my choices to TD Ameritrade or Fidelity (I think). Any advice?
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Anyone already withdrawn their funds to somewhere else? I've narrowed down my choices to TD Ameritrade or Fidelity (I think). Any advice?
Anyone already withdrawn their funds to somewhere else? I've narrowed down my choices to TD Ameritrade or Fidelity (I think). Any advice?
 

Boeing145

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I was a 17yr CA so I had a nice chunk in my 401k... I just cashed it out, paid the dam taxes and took my nice six figures after tax and took advantage of some business investments and the cashflow is coming in very well now. I took the rest and have been investing in cryptocurrencies...Making a killing, turned $75k into $635k so far.. My advice is to not listen to the status quo guys, but to see that there is another world out there besides retirement funds and jobs. I say to my friends if you can study for 2 months how to fly a 737,A320,E145 then you can study business and how to trade crypto and what new projects to invest it. Crypto is a new digital revolution and its still the beginning as far as im concerned. I have no resumes out if you know what im saying LOL Its nice getting up and walking to my office to spend a few hours in the morning doing research with my coffee and then making some trades then have the afternoon with the young kids. Crypto is wayyy more fun than stocks, especially when you can 5-10X your investment. Cashout the 401k and pay the dam taxes and then YOU CONTROL YOUR MONEY! Xjt shutting down for me was the best thing that ever happened, it allowed me to get my hands on a ton of cash...
 

Nomad

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You might want to stick with Charles Schwab or Fidelity, or with Vanguard (if you are solely using their ETF's & MF's).
Outfits like TD Ameritrade sell your Trade info just like Robinhood to the Vampire Squid and other equally vile underworld denizens. Buyer beware.
 
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w2992

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retirement fund scams.
 

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