TIAA-Traditional as bond substitute
If you have access to TIAA-Traditional you should consider it as an alternative to bonds. Make sure you know the current rates, but locking your money up for 10 years in exchange for 4% interest looks like a good deal in today's bond rate environment.
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"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." - Spock
Retired Mar 2014 at age 52
Target AA: 70% equity funds / 28% TIAA-Traditional/ 2% cash
Target WR: 0.0%,
Income from pension, rent, and eventually SS