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Subject:  Re: Mechanical Investing & Retirement Date:  8/7/1999  11:28 PM
Author:  rjm1 Number:  36 of 178

My mechanical retirement strategy is to keep 5 years of living expenses in MMFs.
Every January, when I rebalance all the components of my portfolio, I sell 4% of
my stocks and add that amount to my MMFs. I then divide the MMF total by 60 to
get my monthly draw for the year. I do this every year in an unemotional manner.
I don't care whether the market goes up or down.

Since you have 5 years of living expenses, why not consider this a hedge against a down market and not sell stocks if the market is down?
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