Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 0
My father recently died and I am now in charge of investing for my mother. She 72 years old and is now living with my sister. Between the life insurance, a 401k and sale of their house she has a fairly sizable amount of money -- about 700k. (My father was very conservative and had most of his money in treasuries)I am new to investing and will be consulting a CFA for help. But am interested in how others who are retired have broken up their portfolios - % between stocks and bonds and what stocks would be recommended as core holdings. I realize that you can't time the market but with the DOW/ S&P coming down so quickly at the moment I thought I would go slowly.
Print the post  

Announcements

The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.