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Fellow Fools and Bulldog Alumni,
I too am about to leap into Dow Investing, buoyed only by my motley-colored flotation device. Initially I plan to invest my self-directed retirement plans, then add some after-tax money. Three [modest] piles of money; should I allocate all of them about 75% FF and 25% Vanguard 500 Index, with the intent of later converting some of the index money to Rule Breakers and Rule Makers? Or pile A = 75%FF/25%Index, Pile B=75%RB/25%Index, and pile C=75%RM/25%Index? At first blush, twenty-something securities seems like a lot to keep up with to a formerly Wise mutual-fund investor; however, the FF need to be checked up on annually, and RM and RB practically never, so maybe?
I am going to decide soon so as to get in on the 12/27 Redistribution Date; any suggestions would be welcome at lwashington@laribay.net or on this board.
Please count me in on potential club plans, too. By the way, Tuthboy, does your monniker indicate that you, too, survived "Savage Sam" McCluggage or some other twisted gross anatomy professor?
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