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Sorry, should have been more specific-My mid cap and small cap index funds would be the Vanguard offerings....and if the international fund did not appeal to you I'd look at t-rowe's financial, energy, and science & Tech fund and compare their 10 year track records and pick what I was most comfortable with...or simply redistribute the 10% into the other funds as described earlier...

As for financial planning- I have never used the Fool's. I think I'd rather go with someone I could meet with face to face-a fee per visit planner with no ties to a single company would be what I might look for. Do not go with someone who is paid commision or who work for a mutual fund company-they will be biased towards their products, good or bad, and if they get paid per transaction they will have you trading WAY too much!

An even better suggestion if you have the inclination would be to read several books on the subject and educate yourself. The Coffee House investor is a decent 1st book, The Four Pilars of Investing is another. Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover is a good money mangement book and his web site has a book list of suggested reading as well.

Just some more food for thought

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