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Re: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008

Wow! ... What a great bunch of responses/people. Thanks!. I will carefully review each of your situations and decide which works best for me. My only reservation now is "timing". I feel waiting until the next equities correction takes place might be wise before jumping in with 50% ... but ...
by slipp1229
Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008
Replies: 75
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Re: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008

Joe, All
We must talk ... Thanks. I love detail.
Do you know of a BH topic focused on just this topic?
I need direction being a newbie to this fantastic source of retirement information.
Slipp
by slipp1229
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:26 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008
Replies: 75
Views: 7420

Re: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008

Great feedback... Thanks
If the majority of 55+ year old BH's are 50% or less in equities... what is the the other 50% of your retirment funds in?
Cash, Annuities, Saving Acct... making .1% ?
Thanks
Slipp
by slipp1229
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:01 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008
Replies: 75
Views: 7420

Re: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008

Yes, I know the Market has been doing well for the last 3-4 years... I have always been 90% in stocks since 1980, so have made a great deal of money. But.... Then 2000 happened and then the "Big One" 2007-8-9". As I approach retirement, there is no room for 40-50% losses in my retirem...
by slipp1229
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008
Replies: 75
Views: 7420

Re: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008

Thanks for the fast responses.... looking forward to more! This is great. I have been researching the Indexed (Hybrid) annuities and thought laddering 3 or 4 $100K Hybrids might provide a cash stream into my 60's. I just don't like the 7-10 year holding period before you can exercise this rider prof...
by slipp1229
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008
Replies: 75
Views: 7420

Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008

First post, great site! I am going to leave the grindstone in 3 years max. Liquidated 90% of my equities assets after recovering most of my 2007-09 losses. Back in 2007-08, I was 90% equities. Ouch... Learned my lesson the hard way. Even had 75% of that sizeable money with high paid "profession...
by slipp1229
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retiring in 3 years and sitting on 85% cash since 2008
Replies: 75
Views: 7420

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