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Retired Jun 2011 at age 57 Target AA: 40% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 25% cash Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
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Maybe we'll just roll along sort of like Japan for the next 20 years or so? Governments know how to create inflation it's just not politically possible in a democracy to do so and survive. It would be simple enough for the federal reserve to wire $25K of electronic money to each bank account in the country - result - instant inflation (just an electronic update to Bernacke's "helicopter"
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