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Subject:  Re: Community Question Date:  9/25/2013  1:25 PM
Author:  sykesix Number:  73305 of 100168

It sounds as if you are talking about a portfolio of perhaps 20 yrs of living expenses. Your major challenge is to keep that growing with inflation. Fools traditionally recommend 5 years living expenses in a laddered maturity bond portfolio (though now is a terrible time to buy one), and the rest in equities.

How experienced are you with investing? If the market turns against you, do you know when to sell? If yes, then you can be comfortable with more stocks provided you keep an eye on them. I would avoid speculative investments and instead concentrate on good quality stocks, industry leaders, blue chips.

Now you've done it.
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