How to set up a 401(k)

So you just got a new job, or maybe your first job ever, and one of the benefits is a 401(k) retirement plan. You’ve been trying to come up to speed, but now you’re being asked to make a bunch of complicated investment decisions that will have an impact at the end of your career—before it’s even begun. Here are 4 simple steps to get you started:

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La Jeep in Death Valley

We bought a Jeep. When I tell people this, I forget that I have to clarify. A Jeep Wrangler. The One True Jeep. We call her « La Jeep ». She was born in 2006 and traveled 93,000 miles to find us. She’s the last year of the TJ generation. Sport trim with a 6-speed manual transmission, midnight blue paint, and 30″ tires. We got her to go off-road.

La Jeep in Bishop, CA's RV Pit Campground
La Jeep in Bishop, CA

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Hot Ones is one of the best shows on YouTube. The simple, sophomoric conceit—10 well-researched questions deftly delivered by the iron-tongued Sean Evans, paired with 10 chicken wings of increasing Scoville units—turns out some of the funniest material I’ve seen in a long time.

You don’t have to be into cars [much] to enjoy watching David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan fix up beaters on Roadkill or Fred Williams go wheelin’ on Dirt Every Day. Turns out thoughtful, talented, well-spoken car guys actually exist!

Historic, 8 years later

My 2016 vote for president: Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine
2016 Presidential Election

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