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(1) Take the proceeds from the sale of my home, lets say it was $1,000,000 and take 50% of it and take an aggressive investment approach of investing 75% in stocks and 25% in bonds/short-term assets. This would be my retirement account. I am 33 and plan to retire at 55. I'd probably also throw 10% of it in an Index Fund like the S&P 500.

One more thing - if there are any taxes that will be due on the sale of the home, you need to set those aside first - BEFORE any investing.

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