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2012/08/30
This aggressively positioned portfolio illustrates how this increasingly popular strategy works.
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2014/03/06
We check up on performance and recommend a small tweak in our portfolio geared toward those with shorter time horizons.
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2014/02/13
We revisit our original bucket portfolio, check up on performance, and make a few tweaks.
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2011/09/15
See what we recommend for risk-tolerant ETF investors with 20-plus-year time horizons.
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2010/09/13
Beware of locking in a low fixed payout.
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2011/04/12
See what we recommend for risk-averse ETF investors.
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2011/09/15
See what we recommend for risk-averse ETF investors.
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2012/08/09
Arm yourself with the facts on how frequently people need long-term care, how much it costs, and how long it's needed.
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2013/04/19
Asset allocation is the biggest determinant of how your portfolio behaves.
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2014/04/14
The bucket approach to retirement portfolio planning is a strategy for funding retirement cash-flow needs while also maintaining a diversified portfolio of stocks, bonds, and cash.
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2012/01/08
Morningstar.com posters like holdings that show them the money, while others are taking a contrarian tack.
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2009/10/15
An interview with Jason Zweig, author of Your Money and Your Brain.
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2012/03/22
Bad timing could obliterate the long-term benefits of these investments.
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2011/05/22
Morningstar readers share guidance on money matters as well as getting the best out of life for recent college graduates.
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2011/05/12
The essential first step for retirement portfolio planning: finding the right stock/bond mix.
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2011/07/22
Getting this calculation right can help ensure that you keep up with cost-of-living increases but don't outlive your savings.
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2011/11/14
Put investments' payouts in the proper context.
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2010/08/12
Even though the process might appear convoluted, there are key factors to consider when optimizing Social Security benefits for your spouse and yourself.
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2010/07/08
Working longer and managing spousal benefits are key variables when factoring Social Security into your retirement plan.
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2011/01/25
A soon-to-be-retiree deploys her sizable cash stake.
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2011/01/03
This maneuver could spell trouble for those with other IRA assets.
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2012/07/22
Morningstar.com readers discuss when to purchase insurance and when to self-insure.
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2011/03/20
Readers opine about rising premiums and the pros and cons of self-insuring.
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2012/08/05
Dental care, as well as skyrocketing health-insurance premiums and property taxes, top readers' lists of unwelcome in-retirement costs.
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2010/11/01
Find the right yardstick before judging your performance results.
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2011/11/14
I-Bonds boast tax advantages, but purchase limits damp appeal.
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2012/08/19
Readers weigh issues of money, accessibility, and proximity to friends and family when deciding whether to move to a smaller home.
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2012/03/20
Asset allocation is the biggest determinant of how your portfolio behaves.
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2009/10/01
Five tips to help you avoid the Alternative Minimum Tax.
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2010/04/12
Beware of locking in a low fixed payout.
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