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My husband and I are in our early thirties and hope to retire in 20 years. He is a teacher with a state teacher's retirement fund balance of about $50,000 that is starting to grow quickly. I have an IRA SIMPLE from a previous job -- it's only worth $4,000 right now (combination of aggressive growth and small cap mutual funds). We also have about $8,000 in an annuity. My current employer has a 401(k) -- they put in 10% of my salary, which is currently $36,000 -- but I can't start contributing for another year. We've decided we're ready to start investing in the market. Our goal is to continue our current standard of living when we retire (we make about $80,000 combined). We're going to try a combination of the Foolish 4 and a couple of small caps. My question is -- How much should we put into the market annually?
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