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daryll40 asks:
I am thinking of selling my Vanguard Total Bond Market fund, in my IRA, for a TIPS bond. My thinking is that this will keep my bond percentage the same but protect me if and when rates (inflation) ever rise. What do you guys think?

It depends on what's your purpose for your fixed income portion of your portfolio. If you want to tread water, go with TIPS. If you want to try and make some money with your FI, stick with the bond fund.

Why don't you do this: sell one-third or one-half of your bond fund and put the procedes into TIPS?

I still think it's difficult to beat the laddered MMF / CD combination for the FI part of your FIRE portfolio.
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