"how would you invest 1 million - remember you cannot touch the principal and need the interest to live on? -----------------Why can't you touch the principal?Being unable to touch the principal eliminates stocks completely - since if you ever take any profits, a portion of what you sell will be "principal".That leaves bonds, treasuries, CDs, savings accounts, etc.And, with bonds at least, there is a chance you could lose principal.AM"^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^You are forgetting dividends, return of capital, and capital appreciatiation. Sometime in the future there is a chance thatgrowth will resume.Stocks would not be eliminated if you are trying to maintain theprincipal investment dollars.Howie52After most fires something grows back - you just can't necessarilypredict what or where it will be.
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