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I think you've got it well under control. DW and I are looking at ten years and have been going through some of the same issues.

We're currently in a basket of diversified Vanguard funds that align pretty well with the Coffeehouse Investor allocation except at the moment we're WAY underweighted in bonds. That will slowly be corrected over the next several years.

If you haven't been over to the Retire Early FIRE board, you should go just for the FAQ and visit Since there's an election coming up, the board is just about unreadable but at one time it was a great source for info.

BTW, I love REITs but they're pretty expensive right now. Keep them in mind for a "someday" purchase. 9% yeilds used to be pretty common. Maybe we'll get back to those levels some day.

Best of luck and keep us posted.

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