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... what do some of you do with the regular monthly investments...

If there were a FAQ (hint, hint, Pixy), I'd point you there.

There are two schools of thought regarding accumulating monthly contributions:
1) Put your money in a money market fund, get a staid 4-5% on your money, and pull that and your principal out when it's time to rebalance your FF portfolio, or
2) Put your money in an S&P500 index fund, participate in any rally (or correction), and put that money into your FF portfolio.

Both choices are no or low cost and aren't that much better than one or another. Don't buy stocks with the monthly contribution, since the brokerage fees will kill you.

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