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2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« on: December 31, 2017, 12:41:20 PM »
Throw down the gauntlet...Roth IRA edition.

Rules of this thread:

Rule #1: No posting of any kind until you have put $5500 into your Roth IRA for the 2018 year.
Rule #2: See Rule #1 
Fun Option...not required:
  1.  State what company you invested it with (I plan to use Vanguard)
  2.  State how you have invested the funds (My plan is VTSAX)

I will follow the rules and not post again until I've done so...My goal is to be posting by Monday or Tuesday!

Cheers to another good year, and get in this thread ASAP:)

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 08:29:36 AM »
Maxed my Roth IRA this morning.  Invested with Betterment, using their recommended portforlio and allocation.

Great start to the new year!

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 08:54:02 AM »
In. 

Maxed Roth IRA a moment ago.  Invested with Vanguard (VTSAX).  The transaction should be debited to my account in 2 days. 

Next up, brush teeth and breakfast!

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 09:01:58 AM »
Done. VFINX at Vanguard. I'll have to figure out how to convert to admiral shares too.

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 09:24:09 AM »
Done. VFINX at Vanguard. I'll have to figure out how to convert to admiral shares too.

Could be automatic, but definitely worth a free phone-call. Directions here:

https://investor.vanguard.com/mutual-funds/convert-to-admiral-shares

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 09:29:10 AM »
Done. VFINX at Vanguard. I'll have to figure out how to convert to admiral shares too.

Could be automatic, but definitely worth a free phone-call. Directions here:

https://investor.vanguard.com/mutual-funds/convert-to-admiral-shares

That would be nice if it is automatic. Iíll check your link if it isnít automatic. Thanks!

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 06:28:20 PM »
Bump.  Any new qualifiers on Jan 2!

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 09:00:09 AM »
Count me in.
Maxed my IRA out yesterday, and just maxed out my partner's a moment ago.

11K closer to FIRE, not a bad way to start the new year.

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 07:56:57 PM »
Just transferred 11k to our trad IRAs and will do the conversion as soon as they hit.

Happy 2018!

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 10:29:48 PM »
Put my max of $6500 in today.  I buy individual stocks (I'm crazy that way) and already bought some.  Would have done it yesterday but I was busy at work.

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 08:07:18 PM »
Posting for my wife, who logged in an hour ago and transferred $5500 to VTSAX. 

Front loading complete for the Aceyou household!

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 08:07:06 AM »
Finally can post here! Finished contributing to 2018 Roth IRAs for DH and myself - both in VTSAX @ Vanguard (Took a bit longer as had to finish up Maxing 2017 Roth IRAs before getting to these).

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2018, 05:42:22 PM »
Did this in the first week of January. Also, I'm stoked about the increased limits for 403's and 457's, and increased my deductions for those.

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2018, 07:35:00 PM »
Well it looks like I'm running late, but today I topped it off! I saw this thread at the beginning of the year and I have waited until now to finally contribute. To be fair, I was filling up my 2017 Roth until March, so 2018 only took 4 months.

Grad student income ftw.

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Re: 2018 - Fill up your Roth IRA Challenge
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2018, 05:59:08 AM »
Well it looks like I'm running late, but today I topped it off! I saw this thread at the beginning of the year and I have waited until now to finally contribute. To be fair, I was filling up my 2017 Roth until March, so 2018 only took 4 months.

Grad student income ftw.

I didn't even understand Roths and 403B's, etc till I was 32, so you beat me by at least 7 years:)  Well done!