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|Subject: Re: wondering how to allocate 401(k) money||Date: 9/11/1998 11:49 PM|
|Author: Rayvt||Number: 5394 of 78033|
<<. One theory I've read is that you should subtract your age from 100, invest that percentage in stocks, and the rest in bonds and/or cash. I'm 28, so following that approach would mean I should have 72% of the 401 (k) money invested in stock funds.>>
IMHO, the best reason for a financial planner to recommend this is that he can avoid blame when the stocks go down. Look at a chart for S&P500 for a 20-30-50 year stretch. Even 20% crashes are a mere bobble in the graph.
<< If anyone out there has thoughts on how someone my age should allocate money in a 401(k) plan, I'm interested in hearing your ideas. >>
Go for as close to an index fund as you can. Agitate for them to add one to your investment choices.
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