Your original post:___________________________________________________As I have been modestly foolish most of my life, I am now at the point where I must ask for some financial advice concerning my retirement portfolio. Given the following: 59.5 years of age. COLA adjusted Pre-tax pension income of $33,000 + $18,000 Social Security at age 62. 401-K assets of $250,000. Other Mutual fund IRA's of $100,000. Will use some of these assets to bridge the gap from 59.5 until age 62. I have no financial liabilites at present but plan to finance a retirement home and I plan put down $50,000 and mortgage $150,000, if required. How should I invest $200,000 from my 401K? I am foolish enough not to want pursue a very diverse portfolio but will take a moderately high to high risk level. Don't like annunities, foolish -yes/no??___________________________________________________I don't think you've given enough information. How much do you need annually to maintain your standard of living? Do you have medical coverage? A spouse? Heirs that you want to leave something to? If $51,000 is enough in terms of today's dollars, then you can afford to be aggressive since your basic needs will be met by inflation-protected income stream. But if you need additional income, you might adopt a more conservative approach.If I were in your shoes (some very comfortable shoes from my point of view) I would probably invest heavily in tech stocks/funds -- maybe 50% or so -- and the rest in S&P index or total market index. But much depends on what turns your crank. If your Idea of an ideal day is a walk in the woods, then you should probably invest much differently than somebody who wants to sail his own yacht to Tahiti.Tim
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