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From a (once in a lifetime) estate settlement this Fool should soon receive about $200,000. my question for any other Fool is what would you do with it to receive at least 8% income AND some moderate growth? maybe i'm foolish and dreaming but let me know what you think. THIS IS MY ONLY RETIREMENT.

also, how many "baskets" should i spread this over? i am somewhat knowledgeable but new to all of this foolishness.

I have been told, maybe foolishly, about High Grade Corporate Bonds, Gov Bonds, CD's, but how about REIT's. These are brand new to this Fool but I am interested.

Any comments.

Age 55

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