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Subject:  Re: Am I in the right mix for my 401K Date:  4/12/2011  4:49 PM
Author:  MajorMajor78 Number:  68884 of 75772

50% is by far the single largest holding of REIT's I've ever hear of. Most people if they like REIT's go for 5-15% of a portfolio.

The Lifepath 2050 is pretty solid for a fire and forget type of retirement investment. Market cap weighting looks to more or less follow the overall market and has about 33% exposure to international and a modest exposure to emerging markets.

I guess the choice is if you want to do it yourself or if you want to keep it fire and forget. Not all that long ago I got rid of our target date funds and went with VANGUARD TOT STK MKT along with both mid-cap and small-cap funds to overweight the little guys.

Don't chase returns. Keep the expenses low (very important). Do a little reading on asset allocation and figure out a good mix that meets your goals and risk tolerance.
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