"ptheland hit the nail on the head as far as CDs vs. MMFs.To go outside your question a bit, you might want to take a chunk or your portfolio (maybe 50%) and invest in dividend paying companies. Especially those that increase their dividends regularly. You can easily build a portfolio that returns around 5% and be "conservatively" invested.JLC"Yeah, like General Motors, General Electric, BP, etc.-drip
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