Recommendations: 0 From a (once in a lifetime) estate settlement this Fool should soon receive about $200,000. my question for any other Fool is what would you do with it to receive at least 8% income AND some moderate growth? maybe i'm foolish and dreaming but let me know what you think. THIS IS MY ONLY RETIREMENT. also, how many "baskets" should i spread this over? i am somewhat knowledgeable but new to all of this foolishness. I have been told, maybe foolishly, about High Grade Corporate Bonds, Gov Bonds, CD's, but how about REIT's. These are brand new to this Fool but I am interested. Any comments.Better plan on a four or five percent withdrawl rate.Remember inflation, 10, 20, 30 years from now it will have a big affect on your annual living costs.Consider 1/3 to 2/3 of the money in equities due to inflation.Look arround the boars for posts on withdrawl rates and asset allocations.
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