Set up an automatic transfer to my Roth IRA. A whopping 57.29 a week. I plan to contribute half the max each year at least until my income increases significantly or the loans are paid off. Hopefully not spreading myself too thin.
For now, the money is going to sit in my discount brokerage account until I figure out exactly what to do with it. I have some stocks in mind, but want to avoid paying excess fees. Also want to be diversified. A Roth is one of those things that everyone says to start doing while you’re young. At just a couple months shy of 30, there’s no time like the present.
I’m still not sure if I should be contributing more to make up for lost time… On a 35k gross, 5500 / ~20% of my net income is a touch pill to swallow. Even if I can take it out at anytime and avoid paying a penalty.