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Criteria			Franklin Income (Benchmark)	TRPice Capital Apprec	America Income Fund of America	American Balanced	Scudder Preservation 	Oakmark Equity & Income	Vanguard Wellington	American Centy Strat Alloc-Con	Divers Short	Berwyn Inc	Vanguard Tax-Managed	Fidelity Asset Mgr - Income	Vantagepoint Conservative Growth	USAA Growth	Strong Life Stage	T Rowe Price Tax Efficient	JHT 	Vantagepoint Savings	Mass Mutual 
Ticker	>		Frinx	Prwcx	Amcex	Abalx	Ppiax	Oakbax	Vwelx	Closed to New Invst	Dvsix	Beryx	Vtmfx	Fasix	Vpcgx	Usblx	Sconx	Prtex	F00cic	Vpsox	Vpsox
Phone			800.632.2301	800.267.4283	800.421.0180	800.421.0180	NA	617.449.6274	877.662.7447		Na	Na	Na	800.343.3544	800.669.7400	Na	Na	800.267.4283	Na	Na	NA
Asset Allocation  s/b/c	>		52/36/12	62/15/21	68/23/9	66/28/5	0/62/37	60/30/10	39/59/2		28/66/4	27/58/12	48/50/.5	26/37/36	38/55/4	50/49/1	40/60/10	47/50/3	19/48/31	24/59/16	23/69/6
Low Expenses (%)	>		No .73	No .78	No .57	No .62	No 1.25	No .92	Yes .26		Yes .20	No .67	Yes .12	No .63	Yes .14	No .80	Na	No 1.08	Yes .22	Yes .23	No .99
Load (%)			Yes 4.25	No	No	Yes 5.75	Yes 2.75	Na	No		No	No	No	No	No	No .80	Na	Na	Na	Na	No
Quality, No or Low Junk	>		No Junk	No Junk	No Junk	Low Junk	No Junk	Quality	Quality		Quality	Quaility	No Junk	Some Junk	Quality	Quality	Na	Mostly Munis	Na	Na	Na
Reit or Energy	>		Some Energy 	Some Energy 	Some Energy & Reits	Some Energy	NA	Energy	Energy		Na	10% Energy	Heavy on Exxon 	2% Energy 	Some Energy	Some Energy	Na	Na	Na	Some	Some 
Customer Sev	>		Poor	OK	Poor	Poor	Poor	Ok	Best		Good	Good	Best	Good	Poor	Very Poor	Poor	Good	Poor	Poor	Poor
Past Performance (10 Yr Return Growth) %	>		10	13.5	10.9	10.9	NA New 	14% since 95	10.37		No Track Record	10	8.5	7.5	Na - too new	5yr trend flat	Over the life only 4%	6% since 97	Trails S&P	Too New to Track	New 3 yr is 3.96
Category	>		Conserv Allocation	Domes Stock	Income	Long Term Growth	Income	Moderate Allocation	Conserv Allocation		Conserv Allocation	Conserv Allocation	Tax Efficient Growth	Conserv Allocation	Conserv Allocation	Conserv Allocation	Conserv Allocaion	Consverv Allocation with Tax Efficiency	Conserv Allocation	Consverv Allocation	Conserv Allocation
Objective	>		Invests in corp, foreign, and Us Treasury bonds, and stocks w/ high div	Stock is always half rest is convertables, bonds, cash	Current income with long term growth of capital	Conservation, Current Income and long term growth	Income 	Current Income with Capital Appreciation	Current Income with Capital Growth		Current Income with Some Growth	Current Income with Some Growth	Current Income with Some Growth	Current Income with Principal Preservation	Current Income with some Growth	Current Income with Some Growth	Current Income with Some Growth	Current Income with Some Growth	Current Income with Some Growth	Current Income with Some Growth	Current Income with Some Growth
Morning Star Rating	>		5	5	5	4	3	5	5		3	5	3	5	3	2	3	2	Not Rated	Not Rated	3
Top Holdings			Calpine, Merck, Charter Comm, Pfizer, Qwest	Financials, Materials, Consumer Discretionary	Telecom, Financial, Oil/Gas	GE, Altria, Royal Dutch, FanMae, Msft	Gov Bonds	Consumer Discretionary Staples and Energy	Exxon, B of AM, Citi, Cat, Conoco		Healthcare, Financial, Industrial	Utilites, Financial, Telecom	Consumer Disc, Financial, Health	13% Fnma	Financial, Healthcare, Consumer, Industrial	Univ Wis, Lville Munis	Na	Muni  Bonds, Info Tech, Consumer Disc, Financials	Na	Na	Financial, Consumer Disc, Indus, Health
Yield	>		6.16	Na	3.36	1.99	3.45	1.49	3.84		2.71	4.33	2.59	2.49	2.44	2.29	Na	2.14	Na	2.7	2.81
Year To Date Return (%)	>		-3.75	-7.00%	-1.80%	Na	1.80%	-1.36%	-0.93%		-1.48%	-1.98%	-1.46%	-0.95%	Na	-2.80%	-1.66%	-2.92%	-1.69%	-1.16%	26.00%
P/E	>		Na	15	Na	Na	Na	19.8	14.5		Na	Na	19	Na	17	Na	Na	17	Na	Na	Na
Risk (Beta) <1.00 is low	>		0.46	0.58	Na	Na	Na	0.43	0.85		Na	Na	0.97	0.28	0.45	Na	Na	Na	Na	Na	Na
Advantages	>		Proven Mgr, Excellent Yield and 10 yr Growth	10 Yr Growth	Yield is ok	None	None	None	Close Fit, good yield, good 10 yr growth 		None	Yield is Ok	Close to Allocation, Low Expense	Heavy on Cash and Bonds, High Expense	None	Close to Frankin on Asset Allocation but Very Poor Return	Fund under Investigation	Close Match to Franklin Allocation	Limited Information	Limited Infromation	None
Disadvantage	>		Customer Serv, Load, Expense	More Stock & Cash 	More stock than Franklin	More Stock than Franklin	Has load, All Bonds	Too much Energy 	Too much Energy, less stock than Franklin		Heavy on Bonds	Heavy on Bonds	Lower Yield than Franklin, Lower M* than Wellington	Cash Preservation, Yield	No Track Record	Poor Track Record	Poor Track Record	No Long Term Track Record, High Expenses, Lower Yield than Franklin	Limited Information	Limited Infromation	No Track Record
Rank on How Close to Franklin Income	>		Na	Low	Low	Low	Very Low	Low	High		Low	Low	High	Low	Low	Low	Low	High	Low	Low	Low
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