I plan on taking a new job that does not allow employee 401k contributions for the first 6 months. I am used to maxing out my 401k, and this seems like a dangerous amount of money that I don't want to get too comfortable with, only to have to part with it later when I can start contributing to the new 401k (by my calculations that's almost $700 a paycheck as of the year 2016).
I have a Roth IRA that I plan to continue maxing out during this time.
I have read this question, but I feel my situation is a bit different since this is temporary. I would like to know some temporary (but not necessarily short term) investments to help me stay familiar with what my salary will be like once I make contributions again.
Also, I have no debt to pay down, and have a very comfortable emergency fund (in my opinion anyway).
In summary, I will have to stop making 401k contributions while starting a new job for the 1st 6 months. How should I invest ~$350 a week during this 6 months when I already max my Roth IRA and without having ridiculous brokerage fees (buying stock every week through my bank or some other broker that charges for each transaction)?
Buy a bunch of lotto tickets? Start sleeping on a money pillow? Just eat the brokerage fees and invest in some stock anyway (or try to play around in something like Loyal3)?
What are some good options?
And sorry, sending out that money to any of you is NOT an option!