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Tumbler

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Requesting feedback on my investing plan
« on: March 05, 2016, 02:37:09 PM »
First some background:

I'm a 26 year old Engineer with no dependents. I bought a 4-unit property last year and live in one of the units. The rent from the other 3 units covers the mortgage and other expenses. I handle the management and maintenance. I participate in my company's 401k plan, contributing up to the match level of 6% of my annual salary. No major debt aside from a low interest auto loan and ~$5k in student debt with an extremely low (subsidized) interest rate.

After expenses and my current 401k contribution I'm left with about another $2k to invest each month. I have my emergency fund in place, so I'm trying to decide where to go from here. My current plan is to use the money to:

1)Max out a Roth IRA ($5500 per year)
2)Max out my 401k ($18000 per year, $4320 from employer match)
3)Remainder to go into a savings account for future rental properties (~$10k per year)

Can you veterans see any issues with this plan? I need to work on my spending (I spend too much at bars and restaurants), so any added savings will be going towards the future real estate fund. Any feedback, comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Requesting feedback on my investing plan
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 08:54:02 PM »
Looks like a solid plan to me.

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Re: Requesting feedback on my investing plan
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 09:15:25 PM »
2)Max out my 401k ($18000 per year, $4320 from employer match)
Tumbler, welcome to the forum.

Looks good, unless you are thinking you can put only $13,680 into your 401k yourself.  The employer match goes against a different limit, the $53K overall limit on contributions.  See https://www.irs.gov/Retirement-Plans/Plan-Participant,-Employee/Retirement-Topics-401k-and-Profit-Sharing-Plan-Contribution-Limits.  If you were already planning on the $18K yourself, then keep up the good work.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2016, 10:48:02 PM by MDM »

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Re: Requesting feedback on my investing plan
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 10:31:40 PM »
26 and already a landlord, there's no problem with your plan!  Nice work.

Tumbler

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Re: Requesting feedback on my investing plan
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 10:42:17 AM »
Thanks for the feedback everyone!

MDM - I did not realize that the $18000 limit only referred to the personal contribution portion. I'll likely increase my 401k allocation to max that out.