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I've read many articles on asset allocation but I've never seen one before that considered the asset value of SS in the mix. Is anyone actually doing this? If I'm evaluating my portfolio for it's ability to supplement my pension/social security income, do I really want to include the asset value of pension/social security in the calculation? Seems like that would automatically push me into excessive equity exposure in my portfolio. Or am I thinking wrong on this?

No. Because of what a joke SS is, and the fact that the politicians like playing with it so much, we are not even accounting for it. We'll treat it as "found money" if and when either of us get it.
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