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Old 02-03-2016, 08:05 AM   #21
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For a 35 year old looking to simplify using low cost Vanguard funds I'd go with a with the 3 fund portfolio of Total Stock Market, Total International and Total Bond Market.

psst.......Wellesley and Wellington don't fit the bill because of the relatively high fees.

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Old 02-03-2016, 09:54 AM   #22
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I like Total World ETF. Reduces wondering/worrying about sectors, value vs. growth, and international allocation vs. US. This fund holds pretty much everything.

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Old 02-03-2016, 11:14 AM   #23
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Remember that the fewer funds you hold, the sooner you'll get to the level to qualify for Admiral funds (for those funds that have both Investor and Admiral shares). This shaves another chunk off of the fees.
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:10 PM   #24
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Whatever happened to "pssst ...." ??
Hopefully I have out grown it with the passage of time.

However with Cialis, Viagra and all these testosterone supplements ? even past 70 with RMD providing after tax cash in excess of expenses psst Wellesley may join 'a few good stocks'. Purely for speculation/entertainment purposes mind you.

heh heh heh - sometimes the urge to seek the 'value premium' may never die. Especially going forward if the div rate relative to other options looks good.
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:07 PM   #25
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Where is the love for VYM?

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