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Old 01-24-2023, 05:52 PM   #1
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What is your age and your AA for your nest egg?

I am 67yo, retired. I have my nest egg in index funds, TIRA. My AA is 60/40. I have been fairly risk-averse but now, am wondering if I should maybe be more aggressive. From my parents' history I could live into the 90s.

So, I was wondering what other folks are doing with their nest egg. It is a function of age, I think so, also what is your age?

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What is your age and your AA for your nest egg?
Old 01-24-2023, 06:00 PM   #2
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50 years old and 100% equities (mostly VOO and VTI) both in my taxable and retirement accounts
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67 yo, 50/50 index funds, TIRA and roth, taxable account, annuity. Living off the annuity, SS, and cash withdrawals if I need extra.
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My wife is still working and we are still bailing out adult kids so, our final retirement budget is still not set. Should be stable in 2-3 yrs. Ugh.
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43 years old. 82% equities. That does not count my emergency savings which is all in cash.
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My wife is still working and we are still bailing out adult kids so, our final retirement budget is still not set. Should be stable in 2-3 yrs. Ugh.
Good luck with that!
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76 and about 80% equities. The equities will mostly end up in our estate for charities and trusts for DS and the grands. So it is long-term money.

IMO optimum AA depends much less on age than it does on the purpose of the stash. If the stash is likely to be needed before death a more conservative AA makes sense. If the stash has a significant longer-term purpose, then (IMO again) the longer-term portion should be in equities. Either way, age doesn't have much to do with it.

Consider a healthy 75YO widow with $100K and another healthy 75YO widow with $10M. Why would anyone think they should have the same AA?
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Pretty much the same as it has been all along. Well, OK, way back in the Dark Ages it was 45:55. That AA did well for me during the 2007-2008 mess, so in my charmingly bull-headed obstinate way, I tend to favor something about the same.

SS, mini-pension, and some RMDs are enough to cover my living expenses. Familial longevity. Cautious by nature.
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Age 48, over 80% stocks. There is a whole lot more to think about other than age to decide on an AA. I find the articles listed here https://www.aacalc.com/about to be good reading about how things like pension, SS, and net worth also impact what might be an ideal AA for an individual.

There are also studies looking at the optimal AA to maximize long term returns. I think the important point is to pick an AA that you can live with (or a glide path), and then stick with it, and rebalance periodically.
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I am working on a new long term allocation and am thinking of 2 years cash (7%), 50% equities, 43% fixed income and alternatives. Currently I am 30% equities and plan to slowly DCA up to 50% over the next year since I can't guess up or down at this point. I am 66.
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I am 63 DH is 67 we have 32% in stocks, 56% in short term bond funds, and 12% cash. All at Vanguard. I am reducing our stock exposure for each year we get older.
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Almost 70 years old, 60-40. the 40 is almost evenly divided between cash and fixed income, with a bit more in fixed income. Equities mostly Large Cap US. I sold a chunk of equities last July and am cautiously wading back in- plan to keep it simple, mostly ETFs.

I have decent predictable income- high earner and filed for SS on my own record at age 69, and 2 non-COLA pensions of $900/moth each. Essential expenses pretty low- mortgage is only $700 (principle an interest only)- so a dip in the market doesn't affect my ability to pay the bills.
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I am 67yo, retired. I have my nest egg in index funds, TIRA. My AA is 60/40. I have been fairly risk-averse but now, am wondering if I should maybe be more aggressive. From my parents' history I could live into the 90s.

So, I was wondering what other folks are doing with their nest egg. It is a function of age, I think so, also what is your age?

Thx
72 (me) and 71 (her). roughly 60/40 but we keep ~$600,000 in cash.
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