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Author: bawden Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 75335  
Subject: IRA Allocations Date: 9/22/2003 10:57 AM
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I previously posted about rolling over my assets from my 401(k) to an IRA due to a job termination. I have decided to do this with Vanguard, but am getting confused on the best allocation of funds. My initial thought would be to do:
1/5 VFINX - S&P 500 Index
1/5 VIMSX - MidCap Index
1/5 NAESX - SmallCap Index
1/5 VTSMX - Total Market Index
1/5 VGTSX - International Index

Any thoughts on whether that makes sense? I wasn't sure if the Int'l should be a full 1/5. Also, Vanguard "recommends" VIGRX - "Growth" and VIVAX -"Value" funds as well (they are on the fool no-load) list, but I'm not sure whether they are recommended in addition to, or in place of the 500, Midcap and Small Cap index funds.

As previously indicated, I have 30 years till retirement.

Thank you for your insights.
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