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Discussion in 'Finance and Investment' started by met19, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. met19

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    what do people think of tiaa/cref. have access to a variety of mutual funds (some fee, some no transaction fee) such as vanguard, fidielity, etc.
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    I don't have any experience with TIAA/CREF but for about the past decade I've seen them listed at the top along with Vanguard. I have Vanguard and have been pretty pleased with price:performance in my retirement portfolio. I imagine TIAA/CREF is similar. Make sure your portfolio contains appropriate holdings (ie, more risk if you're younger, less if you're older).

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    just got off the phone with tiaa/cref. so if you have a pension type fund (e.g. a state retirement but not a true pension), the give full advice as how to arrange your holdings. if you convert said fund to an roth ira, they give gen advice (e.g. % large cap, emerging markets, bonds, etc) to invest in but not specific funds. If you open a a brokerage window you can even invest in funds outside of tiaa/cref (e.g. vanguard, wells fargo etc). not really sure how i feel about only getting generally getting advice.....any thoughts?

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