Slipping in just before the tax deadline, I was able to squirrel away close to $19,000 in various retirement accounts. Because almost all my income was 1099 last year, a good portion of it was via a SEP-IRA. The rest of it was via Roth IRA.
Now it’s time to start investing that. I’ve decided that I’m going to focus on PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSE:DBA). I consider that ETF a way to broadly track quite a few commodities – something that most people have limited exposure to. The rest of the money will likely be split into my old standby ETFs – VTI and VEU. I’m contemplating adding some bonds (via symbol BND), but I’m still thinking that at age 34 I want to be very aggressive.
With that said, here is some good reading to keep you busy for awhile.
- Brip Blap writes on recurrent greed.
- Digerati Life posts wipe away debt problems with debt snowflakes.
- Frugal Dad blogs your coupons are making you poor.
- Generation X Finance says don’t treat your 401(k) like a savings account.
- Million Dollar Journey discusses the secret world of private banking.
- Money Smart Life shares how not to miss a connecting airline flight.
- My Dollar Plan asks can you have a 401k and an IRA at the same time?
- The Sun’s Financial Diary gives 10 ways to save money and Earth.
Top PF Posts:
- Free Money Finance presents retirement lessons: sail away into the sunset years.
- The Real Estate Bloggers ask was Andrew Cuomo responsible for the mortgage crisis?
- The Trend Rida wonders if Google will be a major player in mobile computing?
- Uncommon Cents on borrowing from Mmyself.
- A Penny Save writes avoiding spending temptation.
- Saving to Invest posts good debt vs. bad debt – taking charge of your finances.
- Get Rich Slowly shares a reader story: I was drowning in debt.
- The Smarter Wallet posts how to get out of debt in four easy steps.
- Wise Bread talks about the Work Exchange way to see the world.
Thanks for the reminder. I still need to get on a SEP IRA for 2010. This is the first year that I won’t have access to a 401k, so my retirement contribution limits just plummeted. I’ve already almost completely funded my roth so I should get on that SEP as soon as possible so I can begin making contributions early on in the year.