What To Do With $1,000 Now-Stocks Update

Hello Sophisticated Spenders!

Here’s an update the post I wrote on Money Magazine’s What to do with $1,000 post (Originally ran November 2011).

Their third suggestion was to pick up a few ETF’s (Exchange Traded Funds).

3-Set up a starter portfolio:  Here are the stocks they suggest-$300 in Schwab US large-cap etf SCHX; $200 in Schwab US small-cap etf SCHA; $200 in Schwab international equity etf SCHF; $300 in Schwab US aggregate bond etf SCHZ.


I put $500 into these funds (because I am a wimp.

Here’s how they’re doing:

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I paid $539.37 (fees included) for these 4 funds.

Now they are worth $688.39.

That’s an increase of $149.02!

Thank you Money Magazine!!

Did you follow any of the advice from their article?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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