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Does he really want to be so conservatively invested? Are you interested only in higher interest or, more broadly, in a higher return? Has the stock market's performance in recent years or decades impressed him or scared him or is he just not interested in the risks and rewards of ownership?

I'm 60 and have most of my IRA funds in the Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund. I'm used to the ups and downs, and enjoy the long-term results. I am prepared to withstand a severe and extended downturn in the market. My example does not constitute a recommendation, since I don't know enough about your fiance's situation. I would suggest that you both read extensively about your options and think about your goals and toleration of risk. You know, I'll bet, that CD's run a great risk of returning next to nothing when inflation is taken into account. No investment is without risk of one sort or another.


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