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"While I am going to suggest a portion go into equities, I don't think I am going to be able to sell her on 100%."

And you shouldn't! But DO give her something to do, and learn, in her well-earned retirement. Show her how to start "dripping" into many different stocks, until and as she learns how to manage her own investments. After all, lacking any medical/health emergencies, she probably has better than 20+ years ahead of her. Buy her any (or all) of Charles B. Carlson's books. I'd be looking to get her ultimately positioned with about 60% equities, 40% bonds.

Investing CAN be fun. At least, I have found it so.

Ray
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