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Subject:  Re: portfolio allocation Date:  11/25/1998  9:10 PM
Author:  zgriner Number:  6778 of 78168

Can anyone suggest proper portfolio allocation...about $600,000 to invest...I take about $20,000 annually from earnings.

You did not say if this stash is your primary source of income, or just a boost to your pension. You are not drawing SS yet. For example, your 20K could be covered by the current FF dividend.

Assuming that you want to decide and control your own investments now, consider the following rules-of-thumb:
Rule #1: If you want your stash to provide a perpetual income (and a legacy), never draw more than 5-7% of its value, per year, r