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somewhatwayward
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what to do with SA $$$$

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:58 pm

I know many of us are going to rack up 25K or so this summer, so, aside from paying tuitions or loans or paying living expenses for this upcoming year, what are you planning to do with it?

My parents are paying for law school and living expenses (although I will be paying them back for tuition but no interest is accruing so no pressure to pay ASAP), so I am not putting the money toward those things. I want to invest it somehow, maybe a mutual fund (or a couple, a safer one and a growth one)? Any recommendations?

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby wuduhel » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:02 pm

Pool your money with some other SAs and charter a yacht in St. Barths for Christmas.

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:05 pm

Pay your own tuition. Invest in yourself.

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby jessuf » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:06 pm

invest in my education.

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby RPK34 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:07 pm

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby Wellsfargowagon » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:17 pm

Roth IRA.

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby dixon02 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:21 pm

Wellsfargowagon wrote:Roth IRA.


Agreed. You're likely paying a lower tax rate now than you ever will again, so it makes sense to invest in a post-tax retirement fund like a Roth.

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby drbarry987 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:26 pm

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:35 pm

It must be tough for you, having all this money and no loans to pay down with it.

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:48 pm

Roth IRA > Index Fund > Mutual Fund.

As for me, I will use most of my SA $ to pay tuition so I have to borrow less and will be buying a nice computer.

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:56 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:It must be tough for you, having all this money and no loans to pay down with it.


yep, hard life, but someone has to do it....at least i have the company of my two siblings who are in the same position

ETA: thanks for the help, all

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby DrakeTempt » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:35 pm

Roth IRA, take the rest and invest it in equities. To be quite honest, there's really nothing that's worth investing in...if you want to have fun and yield 5%, research and try equities. Bond market sucks. Brazil is falling apart, China is unregulated, Europe is a DISASTER. Perhaps, India? If you're afraid to lose it, then wait until gold drops and buy it before we hit our double dip.

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby Emma. » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:35 pm

Some options trading, buy fancy camera, maybe a road bike, & take a baller vacation.

Edit: didn't read the OP well. The above are my plans.

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby jackattack17 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:51 pm

blow and strippers, duh

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby fatduck » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:31 pm

why don't you buy a rubber nipple so you can start weaning yourself off your mother's teat

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:41 pm

fatduck wrote:why don't you buy a rubber nipple so you can start weaning yourself off your mother's teat


eh, breast milk has a lot of protein and keeps my immune system up....at least that's what mommy tells me

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:50 pm

No loans here. I put 5k in a Roth IRA (all in VWINX), 3k in VFINX, bought a nice watch and some professional clothes, and am keeping some cash for a rainy day. I'm planning on putting my tax refund into a Roth IRA as well .

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby TrojanHopeful » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:53 pm

Buy Yen.

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby bloobook » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:06 am

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby MavEryck » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:29 am

jackattack17 wrote:blow and strippers, duh



duh! :lol:

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Re: what to do with SA $$$$

Postby Mr. Frodo » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:42 am

jackattack17 wrote:blow and strippers, duh


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