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I would appreciate anybody's help in trying to figure out the best way(s) to invest my mother's $$. My father recently passed away and, all total, mom's got about 400K from insurance, etc and is not sure where to put it safely to last. Although I do invest my own bucks, I haven't given a lot of though as to how to invest once one is retired. She is thinking about staggering CD's, keeping a big chunk in money markets, etc...I think that she just ain't gonna get enough return with this along with SSI to keep her going for the many years I see ahead of her (she's 68 but in good health; house paid off, no significant outstanding debts, etc). Any ideas/suggestions as to how to safely allocate her $$ would be appreciated.
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