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.....To wit, invest 100% of each account in an S&P 500 index fund.....

Index funds are great, but this is a potential problem since it is 100% large cap US stocks and you have very little diversification.

They go under various names but you should look for something like a "Total(US) Stock Market Index" fund to get the exposure to smaller stocks for more diversification if you don't want to have several different index funds.

It would also be hard to recommend having less than 20% of the stock portion of your portfolio in international stocks, some people can make a good sounding argument for having a much higher percentage in international stocks.

Greg
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