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Hello all,

I am planning on an early retirement, 7 years from now at age 52, and I am trying to come up with a good asset allocation for that time period. These funds are in my after tax savings, not to be confused with my 401k funds in my retirement account. At age 59 1/2, I will begin drawing funds from my 401k. So my after tax funds are what I will be living on during ages 52 - 59 1/2. I am also planning working part time to supplement my income during that period. However, the point of this bit lenghty setup is to pose this question to the Fools out there.

I am planning an asset allocation along the lines of the following:

20 % Vanguard Growth Index fund
20 % Vanguard 500 Index fund
20 % Janus Mercury fund
20 % a Hi Yield Tax Exempt Bond fund (undetermined as of yet)
20 % Certificates of Deposit

7 years is not a long time frame so I want to be a bit conservative and a big agressive at the same time. I am willing to take some risk, but want to be cautious also, hence the CDs and Bond fund.

I would be very interested in any opinions anyone may have at to the asset mix, other investment objective types to include, and/or specific funds.

Thanks to all

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