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Are You Holding Your Assets in the Right Types of Accounts?

Taking care with asset placement can result in big tax savings.

Note: This article is part of Morningstar's Guide to Saving for Retirement. An earlier version of this article appeared on Jan. 28, 2016.

You've run the numbers to assess whether your current portfolio--plus your expected additions to it--puts you on track for retirement. You've consulted expert opinions and considered your own situation to find the optimal mix of stocks, bonds, and cash. You've gotten your portfolio down to a manageable list of low-cost, high-conviction holdings.