Re: "Rent Your Mutual Funds?"
No doubt others will echo these sentiments, but I really cannot imagine getting enough value out of Ed Jones to make up for the fat fees they will charge. I would suggest that you just pick a balanced fund (like Wellington or Wellesley) or do a very simple split of your money into cheap index funds (1/3 total stock market, 1/3 bond index, 1/3 MSCI EAFE) and rebalance once a year.
If you really feel the need to get some hand-holding, I would suggest a fee-only planner who will charge you a set hourly rate, help you set up a portfolio, and then leave you alone (and not charge you) until you need more help.
Finally, whatever you do, stay away from H&R Block. Sleazy shop and in financial trouble. Not likely to be a recipe for good performance.
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