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Subject: What's in YOUR portfolio? Date: 8/11/2003 1:17 PM
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We've discussed investing in real estate, the stock market, bonds, etc., but what other investments might make good retirement vehicles? The above are probably the most popular, but I'm sure there are other good places to put your money in order to FIRE. (For instance, my dad invested in old silver coins - I believe they're worth about as much today as they were when he bought them 25+ years ago - not good for FIRE.)

Each type of investment takes a little bit of knowledge up front, some more than others (like real estate). Are there other things that you could become knowledgeable about and earn a decent return on? I'm thinking about things like collectibles, antique furniture or cars, etc.

Something else I think might be the case is this: the more diversified you become, the less "expert" you will be in any single type of investment. For this reason, I think it's possible to become "too diversified."

Any and all thoughts welcome.

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