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Author: dsemmler Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5068  
Subject: Re: 8 years till ER Date: 10/12/2004 9:43 AM
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helen,

Plus, five years is a fair amount of time to outlast a bear market, yet is a pretty small percentage of our portfolio.

Can you please clarify that statement for me? If I am not mistaken, you indicated that you wanted to have an income of $70k annually. If you put 5 years worth of that into laddered CDs, that would be a rather large percentage of the $800k - $1million portfolio you were looking to have, would it not?

I assume that I have missed something as I have read over this thread but I just wanted to ask.

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