The March 2004 issue of "Money" had an interesting article... setting up an investment plan to be effective for the next twenty years, that would need only minimal maintenance and stress cost as well as tax efficiency.... [sounds like the themes i read on these message boards ;-)]The following portfolios were proposed (only dollar cost averaging and annual rebalancing would be required for maintenance)TAX-SHELTERED ACCOUNTS(John Bogle, Founder of Vanguard)40% Vanguard Total Stock Market Index30% Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond Index10% Vanguard Total International Stock Index10% Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities10% Pimco Foreign Bond DTAXABLE ACCOUNTS(William Bernstein, Efficient Frontier Advisors)30% Vanguard Tax-Managed Growth & Income20% Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt20% Vanguard Limited-Term Tax-Exempt15% Vanguard Tax-Managed Small-Cap15% Vanguard Tax-Managed InternationalOther than the well known names, I have very little knowlegde about the other funds... any takers to critique these portfolios?? good or bad...
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