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Old 06-15-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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For those of you who have not read this WSJ article on bulletproofing your nest egg, you may get some good ideas from this.

How to Bulletproof Your Nest Egg - WSJ.com
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The Evensky & Katz stuff looks like "buckets", but in the end it is simply a 63% equities, 37% cash & fixed income portfolio with rebalancing. Why do they make things so complicated?
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The Evensky & Katz stuff looks like "buckets", but in the end it is simply a 63% equities, 37% cash & fixed income portfolio with rebalancing. Why do they make things so complicated?
book and consulting fees demand complexity.
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Way, way too complex IMO. Just have 100 times (or some other multiplier) of current expenses (fixed and reasonable "fun" factor) and forget about it. Get there with fixed return assets (Insured CD's) and you do not even have to "watch the equity market" just the interest rate market a couple of times a year to coincide with known maturity dates. Helpful to have a couple of good Government Annuities and paid Medical care.

Watching equities is like painting a moving train - way too hard for me.
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Well, for those without COLA's pensions, and lifetime medical care it is a necessary evil.............
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