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Author: bschne1909 Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 75379  
Subject: MF as basis for IRA investments Date: 2/27/2014 2:21 PM
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I am considering using the Motley Fool recommendations for my IRA. I am a long time but very inactive investor (buy and hold has worked well). I did an experiment with my IRA 9 years ago, I split it in half and put half in a professionally managed portfolio and half in ETFs. I recently compared the results and they have both done well but the ETFs are now worth about 7% more than the managed account. That is a little less than the difference in management fees.
Thus I am thinking about splitting the managed account in half and following MF advice for that half. I recently signed up for MF "Rule Breakers" and have been hit up for the MF One service. Would MF One be worth the extra? As a long term investor, RB seems to be my style. I don't want to spend a lot of time on this and don't want to be overwhelmed with information I won't read but I thought this might be an interesting experiment. So my question is is RB right for a portion of my IRA and/or would adding MF One be better?
This account would have a fairly significant amount of money in it but not a big portion of our life savings.
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