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So I ran our stuff through Financial Engines retirement planning program, and it gave advice on how to adjust our portfolio. It recommends that we should dramatically increase our bond fund holdings, especially long term bonds.

Yet, I have read extensively about how now is NOT the time to take a large position in long term bonds. I know that the Fool Income Investor thinks dividend stocks are better than bonds. The problem is, they are still STOCKS, and thus inherently more risky. Or is this not correct?

Does anyone have comments on this? Also, does anyone have any comments on the advisability of following Financial Engines recommendations???
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